The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Olga (Schooner), 26 Aug 1900


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The old time lake schooner OLGA, which has been sailing to Chicago in the lumber trade ever since she came out in 1881, will go to the Gulf of Mexico. Captain William Johnston, her owner, has sold the vessel to W. H. Turner, of Beaumont, Texas, and J. J. Hooks, of Village Mills, Texas. In a few days the OLGA will take on a full cargo of corn for Montreal, for she will go to the Gulf by way of the St. Lawrence and the Atlantic coast. She will be the first American boat which has taken grain direct to Montreal for many years, although this has been done by Canadian bottoms. She gets a freight at 4 11/2 cents a bushel. After unloading at Montreal she will be taken in ballast, if no freight offers, on a 3,000 mile cruise to Galveston, which it is believed she will cover in two months. Once in her new home the OLGA will begin carrying lumber. It is expected that a good deal of her trade will be to Cuban ports. Capt. Olaf Olson will sail the OLGA as far as Montreal. There a salt water skipper will take charge, and a coat of copper paint be applied to resist the barnacles which attach themselves to a ship's bottom in salt water.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      August 26, 1900


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goes to Gulf of Mexico
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1900
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McN.E.9525
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Olga (Schooner), 26 Aug 1900