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Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 22 Apr 1915, p. 7, column 1-2

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The first boat of the Mutual Transit Co. to leave Buffalo for Green Bay will sail the first of next week, and it is scheduled to arrive at her destination along about May 1.

The steamer Edward Buckley, which wintered at Sheboygan, has been fitted out and is ready to go into commission as soon as the ice is out of Little Bay de Noc, where she is to take her first load.

Capt. Martin Kjelson of Sheboygan, who for the past eleven years sailed as mate and master of the schooner Grand Haven, has decided to forsake the raging main and remain ashore, where, he is employed.

Capt. Cal. Pooler of Sheboygan, has laid up the fishing tug Frederick Koehn and recently purchased one of the lifeboats of the Goodrich liner Sheboygan, which will be fitted out with a gasoline engine and used in his fishing operations.

The rate on 2,500,000 tons of coal to be shipped by the C. Reiss. Coal company its docks at the leading ports on lakes Michigan and Superior will be 30 cents a ton this year. The contracts for carrying this coal are subject to the going rate, but the companies that have business are under contracts for their portion of the coal for a period of years.

Navigation for the season 1915 opened Duluth-Superior Saturday morning, when the steamer Charles S. Hebbard, sailed for Buffalo with a cargo of 342,000 bushels of wheat. The first freighter from down the lakes to enter that harbor was the Lakeport, a package freighter from the Soo, which arrived [the] same morning. Preparations to [sail] are in progress on the boats of the grain fleet at present tied up in the [harb]or and several ore carriers, cleared Saturday.

[It] is the purpose of the Goodrich Co. [to con]vert the sidewheel steamer Chi[cago] into a freight boat. She will make []orts where the company has docks, [ ]ing between Chicago and this port. [The] Chicago was given a thorough overhauling during the past winter, at a [cost] of $32,000 and is in excellent con[dition]. The main deck cabin will be re[move]d, increasing her carrying capacity. [She] will relieve the freight congestion [as w]ell as enable the passenger steam[ers to] make better time, as they will [not] be delayed in handling the freight. The Chicago is to go into commission the first of the coming month.

Capt. Jas. Downer of the steamer John P. Reiss met with an accident at Sheboygan on Thursday. He fell from the boat onto the dock and, rolled into the river, but was rescued before drown­ing. He was severely, though not fatally injured and was taken to the hospital, where it is expected he will be confined for some time. The accident has caused a change of masters to be made in the fleet. Capt. Hahn who was on the Peter Reiss has been transferred to the John P. Reiss. Capt. Herman Winkler of the M. A. Bradley has been transferred to the Peter Reiss and Capt. McCloud of the Brazil has been transferred to the Bradley. All three of these steamers will be in commission next week. The Brazil and America of the same fleet will not go into commission until May 1.

The keel of the new boat to be built for the Goodrich Transit Co. has been laid at the yards of the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Drydock Co. The new craft is to be 230 feet over all. The steamer is to be an exclusive freight boat, carrying 110 passengers, and having accommodations for only 90 persons. She is to cost $250,000, and will be one of the most complete package freighters on the Great Lakes. The steamer is to be ready to go into commission on November 1, and will be operated during the winter months as well as the summer. She is to be built of steel and is to be as near fire-proof and non-sinkable as it is possible to make her, the hull being divided into seven water­ tight compartments. She will be equippped with triple expansion engines with cylinders 21 1/2, 34 1/2 and 56 x 36 inch strokes, which it is expected will give her a speed of 17 miles an hour. She will be fitted up in the most modern manner. The new boat is to be named the Nevada.

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Date of Publication:
22 Apr 1915
Personal Name(s):
Kjelson, Martin ; Pooler, Cal. ; Downer, James ; Hahn, Captain ; Winkler, Herman ; McCloud, Capt.
Corporate Name(s):
Mutual Transit Company ; C. Reiss Coal Company ; Goodrich Transit Company ; Manitowoc Shipbuilding Drydock Company
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.83416 Longitude: -87.37704
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General Marine Items