The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 10 Mar 1907

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Around the Chain of Lakes. Capt. Edward Gillen of Racine has purchased the steamer Progress of Milwaukee from Chas. S. Neff. She will be converted into a stone barge, and will be one of the largest carriers of the kind on the lake, being 222 feet in length and 37 feet beam. Capt. Gillen expects to complete the foundation of the 1000 feet of extension of the government breakwater this fall. Next spring this will be leveled off and the work of laying the cribs begun. About 300,000 feet of Washington fir with which the cribs will be constructed has arrived at Milwaukee.

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10 Mar 1907
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.83416 Longitude: -87.37704
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Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 10 Mar 1907