Pittsburg Boats will quit early
Last Steamers to Go From This End of the Route Will Sail Today.
Grain cargoes are being offered pretty freely in the Lake Superior trade, and with many of the outside vessels lined up for the balance of the season the outlook is for a fairly active finish. A large amount of tonnage has been tied up for the next few weeks and as operation will slow up the supply of capacity will be cut down. Weather conditions will cut quite a figure from now on and if there is much delay all the boats that are free will be wanted. Storm signals were ordered up on all the lakes yesterday afternoon and at 6 o'clock las night the wind was blowing at the rate of fifty miles an hour from the northwest at Duluth. A southwest storm was predicted for the lower lakes.
The Pittsburg Steamship Company will make an early clean-up and no boats of that big fleet will leave for the upper lakes after tonight. Most of the barges will be in port today and the steamers will be ordered into winter quarters as fast as they arrive after today. According to present plans no boats of the fleet will be sent out after November 15. That means that the last steamers to sail will be on their way a week from today and that most of the members of the crew will be home for their Thanksgiving turkey.
Other ore shippers will clean up during the coming week, and one manager is planning to have all his boats off Lake Superior by November 20. Ore will be sent forward until the latter part of the month, but shipments will be very light after next week. Boats lost about six hours at the Soo Thursday night on account of thick weather, and there was some delay in the lower rivers.
GALE AT DULUTH.
DULUTH, November 7.-- Northwest storm warnings were hoisted at noon today and at 6 o'clock tonight it was blowing fifty miles an hour. Snow is predicted for tonight.
BOATS IN SHELTER.
HOUGHTON. November 7.--A fifty-mile gale is blowing on Lake Superior off Portage canal. Ten vessels are in shelter at Lily Pond. Life-savers at Canal and Eagle Harbor are standing by ready for calls.