The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 10 Aug 1904

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Str. Albert Soper in Dock. The steambarge Albert Soper arrived in port Tuesday afternoon and was immediately thereafter docked at the shipyard. She was heavily iron off forward with sheet-iron and given a thorough recaulking below the water-line. The steamer was also given a new coat of paint and will hereafter appear in the regulation dress of the Nessen fleet -- red bottom and white upper-works. She will be released today. The Soper is now the property of N. J. Nessen of Manistee, having recently been purchased by that gentleman. She is in command of Capt. Peter McGuiggan, who last spring and part of the season sailed the steamer F. & P. M. 2. Capt. James Hogan, who sailed the Soper for a number of years before the transfer, and who owned an interest in the craft, is taking things easy at his home in Chicago, having decided to retire from active service, and well has he earned a respite. It is stated that so anxious was he to get out of the harness that the Soper was sold for $6,000.

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.83416 Longitude: -87.37704
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Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 10 Aug 1904