Port of Manitowoc
The schooner Oak Leaf is in dock having 30 feet added to her length.
The tug Geo. Cooper is engaged in harbor towing at this port and finds nearly enough to keep her busy. The Arctic is also here doing similar work.
A new steambarge is in course of construction for Capt. Chas. Genewuch [sic: Gnewuch], of Manistee, which is pretty well under way. Capt. Genewuch formerly owned the fine tug C. Williams, a craft well-known in this region.
Geo. Pankratz, the lumberman, is drawing the most of his log supply from menominee this season, as his stock is hung up on the Peshtigo. As high as $15 a 1,000 is and has been paid for the choicest stock from the Menominee manufacturers as it lies in the river. This is a steep figure for pine logs, and no mistake.
Thos. H. Smith, of Sturgeon Bay, was here Monday and closed the contract with the Burgers for the construction of the new tug, mention of which was made in the last issue of the ADVOCATE. The craft is to be 90 feet keel, 16 feet beam and 8 feet deep, and put up in the best possible manner. The boat will be modeled after the new tug Geo. Cooper, which is one of the slickest craft to be found in this region.