The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Port of Menominee
Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 30 Jul 1908, p. 1, column 1

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Port of Menominee.

A big cargo of soft coal was brought in from below during the past week for the Menominee Sugar Co.

The service maintained between this port and Sturgeon Bay by the steamers Sailor Boy and Thistle enables the traveling public to get to and from here every few hours.

The tug Satisfaction is engaged in tow­ing the barge R. P. Mason, and on Sunday delivered a cargo of pine kindling wood at Kewaunee, the material being purchased for household use by the residents.

The only sail arrivals of late have been the craft engaged in the cedar trade between this and down-shore points. Now and then a cargo of lumber is sent out by water, but this is transported wholly by steam craft.

The steamer Edward Buckley, Capt. Chas. Gnewusch [sic:Gnewuch], cleared from this port Saturday p.m. loaded with a full cargo of seasoned lumber shipped by the Sawyer-Goodman Co. The point of destination could not be ascertained, but it presumably went to Manistee, the home port of the Buckley.

The Arrow, Capt. P. F. Goodlet, is tak­ing 40,000 pressed brick from Menominee to Door county, where they will be used for facing the exterior of the new German Lutheran church building at Kolberg, town of Brussels. They are landed in Sawyer, and transported to their destination by wagon, the distance to be covered being about 14 miles.

There is nothing doing in salt fish, and one of the east shore operators that was here recently reports that buyers are not disposed to make an offer for herring be­ cause of the great stocks on hand, and for which there is no demand whatever. The business may be said to be at its lowest ebb just at present, and no revival is looked for until there shall be an improvement in the business conditions in the country generally. The Goodrich Transit Company last week inaugurated a new and novel out­ ing between Sturgeon Bay and here. By this means passengers are enable to make the round trip across the big bay in a little over six hours, giving them two hours at this port during the evening. No doubt these excursions will become very popular if they shall be continued while the weather, is good, as the low fare (50c.) will be an in­ducement for people to travel.

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Date of Publication:
30 Jul 1908
Personal Name(s):
Goodlet, P. F. ; Gnewuch, Charles
Corporate Name(s):
Goodrich Transit Company ; Sawyer-Goodman Company ; Menominee Sugar Company
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.0946738233417 Longitude: -87.5929839892578
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Port of Menominee