LOCAL MARINE ITEMS
The tug Gifford was put on the boxes on Tuesday morning, and the work which is to be done will require about ten days.
The gasoline tug Grace W. arrived in port from Escanaba on Saturday. She is a new boat and is used in miscellaneous work.
The big steamer Ferdinand Schlissinger was among the strangers to pass thru the bay while bound south on Friday morning.
Capt. Norman LaPlant, commander of the government tug Industry, has changed his headquarters to Port Washington, where they expect to be for a while doing some work for Uncle Sam.
The steamer Georgia was in port Tuesday, being twenty-four hours behind schedule, which was caused by difficulty in getting a deck crew in Chicago.
The steamer Edward Buckley was discharged from the shipyard on Saturday and left for Marinette to load lumber. Both boats received considerable work at the local shipyard.
Capt. Robert Laurie of the tug Boutin, Eng. Walli Ives and Engineer Eli Eliason came home from Green Bay Friday evening, their boats being laid up on account of the fireman's strike.
Word was received, here the first of the week to the effect that the Belle Colbert had become waterlogged and sunk at her dock at Green Bay. She was laden with' potatoes and lumber. The craft was subsequently pumped out and raised.
Work on the barge J. I. Case of the Hamilton Trans. Co. was gun the latter part of last week, and a good sized
crew are kept busy on her. She is to
have almost an entire rebuild, and the
work, above the water line will be carried on until such time as room can be found to put her in the boxes.
Ann Arbor No. 5 wad obliged to come
to a stop at the bridge on Monday forenoon, when it was found that the bridge could not be opened. The skipper had a hard job getting his boat squared away when the draw was opened owing
to the small space. The trouble was
caused by the expansion of the rails on
The steamer I. Watson Stephenson, of Wells, Mich., under command of Capt. Louis Strahan, was in port this week, arriving here Sunday morning. Capt. Strahan brought his boat in to have a
leak in her bottom stopped, which work
was done at the shipyards on Monday,
and the boat left again-- on Monday
The steamer City of Boyne, of Harbor
Springs, Mich., will be here either today
or tomorrow to have her engine taken
out and a new one put in. She is a
small passenger boat, being 88 feet over
all and 20 feet beam. The owner is
Chas. Roe, of Harbor Springs. It is expected that other minor repairs will be made while the boat is in the dock.
Among the craft in port last week was
the steamer Helen Taylor, Capt. Peter
Peterson, which was on her way to Marinette. The craft was purchased by Capt. Peterson last fall from the Grand
Trust company of Manistee. She was
used on the east shore of Lake Michigan
in logging operations. She is almost as
broad as she is long her dimensions be
ing 54 feet in length and 30 feet beam.
She is of light draft and is propelled
with a 12x12 engine. The craft is to be
used in the coastwise trade along the
shores of Green bay. The crew consists
of the owner and his son, the latter being
the engineer. The boat will be placed in
commission after receiving some repairs.
The tow barge Luckey, owned by the
Illinois Stone Co. of Chicago, was brought
here Monday by the tug H. W. Carter.
The Luckey will be left here to await repairs, which she is badly in need of. Owing to the large amount of work at the
yards, the local concern will not be able
to handle this job for perhaps a month
or six weeks, but the owners of the
barge thought best to leave her here so
that the might be put into he boxes at
the first possible opportunity. The Carter was also here last week and took the barge Leighton, owned by the same
company, to Chicago. Some repair work was done on the Leighton last fall, and she lay at the dock here all winter.