WORK AT THE SHIPYARD
MEN GET ANOTHER SUBSTANTIAL RAISE THIS WEEK.
Men, and Lots of Them, Wanted at
Once—Shipyard Busiest Place
Another raise in wages has gone
in effect at the Rieboldt & Wolter
shipyard and this last raise is a very
substantial one being about 50 cents.
This is the third raise in pay the men
at the yard have received in the last
year and the total raise for the year
amounts to about a dollar a day.
Men, and lots of them, are wanted
at the shipyard. One hundred or
more men could be put to work at
once. The shipyard is the busiest
place in this locality at the present
time. Besides the work of building
the $250,000 steambarge for the
Crosby people the yard is filled with
boats waiting, for repairs.
The steambarge Matthew Wilson
was docked Tuesday for about $15,000 worth of work. The Wilson was
recently sold and is now the property
of the Johnswood Lumber company
of Drummond Island, Mich.
Big tug J. C. Ames, property of
the Nau tug line of Green Bay, which
was rebuilt last winter is also in the
boxes having frames fastened and
Towbarges Alice B. Norris and J.
I. Case of the Hamilton fleet are at
the shipyard, the former to have repairs made to bow and the latter for
a general rebuild. The steambarge
Buehl of the same fleet left the yards
Tuesday, having had repairs on frame
work and work done on stern bearings.
Barge Halstead left during the
week in tow of the Buckley. The
Halstead had been at the yard since
last fall undergoing a general rebuild and left here a new ship. The
Buckley had new frames put in while
here. Both boats are the property
of the National Transit company of
Tug Gifford, Capt. Eli Garrett, of
Thompson, Mich., is at the yard
waiting for considerable work, most
of which will be done under the
The old canal schooner Leathem,
now the property of Artesian Stone
and Lime company of Chicago, is expected to be taken away this week by
the tug Bruce. The Leathern has
been here since last fall and was
repaired during the winter.
The Boyne City, a small passenger
boat from across the lake, the passenger steamer Bon Ami of the Hart
line and the passenger boat Columbia of Charlevoix, Mich., are billed
for docking during tho next week.
With her escort, the Delta, the
Louis Pahlow was in port the fore
part of the week with a load of timbers to be used in tho repairs to the other Hamilton boats here. Capt.
Higgle, of the Pahlow, wanting a
competent ship carpenter and caulker to do some work on the deck of his
boat induced Wallace Oram, secretary and treasurer of the Tug Firemen local, to make a trip with him.
The Pahlow is going as far as Manistique.
"Bill" Rieboldt is back on the job
at the shipyard after an absence since
last fall. "Bill" went to work in a
Milwaukee yard and returned home
about seven weeks ago with a badly
bruised countenance, having been hit
with a falling block while at work on
a boat. Charles Armstrong, who also worked in a Milwaukee shipyard the last winter, is back on the job