The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 2, 1906


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NOT THE E. K. ROBERTS

Such a similarity in appearance was noted in the picture of the steamer J. H. Jones, lost last week in Georgian Bay, and the old steamer E. K. Roberts, that many have asked if the Jones was not originally the Roberts. Such is not the case. The Jones was built by Buffalo Fish Co. and was turned over to the Booth company when the latter concern spread its tentacles over the lakes. Later it became the property of the Crawford Tug Co. During the season of 1904-05 the Jones was under charter to the Wolverine Fish Co.


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Notes:
The ROBERTS, at the time of the article, was named CITY OF WINDSOR and - like the JONES - was in Canadian registry. In 1910 she was renamed MICHIPICOTEN and was lost to fire in Bayfield Sound, North Channel, in 1927. JONES was built by Henry Marlton at Goderich, Ont., in 1888, and ROBERTS by Detroit Dry Dock in 1883.
Date of Original:
Dec. 2, 1906
Local identifier:
GLN.5528
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 2, 1906