The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
F. D. Ewing (Schooner), 23 Mar 1899

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      A picture on this page takes in nearly all of the fleet of wooden barges from the great lakes that were held up last fall at Valley Field on the St. Lawrence river, while on their way to the Atlantic seaboard under charter to the Atlantic Transportation Co. The list includes the barges S.H. FOSTER, H.W. SAGE, METACOMET, SHAWNEE, WM. MCGREGOR. R. HALLORAN, J. H. RUTTER, CHARLES WALL, HELVETIA and F.D. EWING. The inability of the Atlantic company to move these vessels to the seaboard, largely on account of the lateness of season when the work was undertaken, was in part the cause of the failure of that company. Following the failure, the vessels were thrown back on the hands of their owners, with quite an item of expense in some cases. It is thought that most of these barges will be brought back to the lakes in the spring. There will be more business for them on the lakes during the coming summer than at any time for several years past. A few will probably continue their journey to the seaboard. Mr. N. A. Hawgood of Cleveland has about concluded to send the F.D. EWING on to New York and wild probably send with her another vessel or two, either from his own fleet or through arrangements with some of the other lake owners. If this is done, Capt. Arthur Hawgood will very probably go with the vessels to New York.
      The Marine Review
      March 23, 1899

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F. D. Ewing (Schooner), 23 Mar 1899