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Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 6 Aug 1920, p. 8, column 1

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Captain Grant Minor recently went mate on the carrier Hennepin while Captain Dave Ramage made a trip East as wheelsman on the tug Camel.

Arthur Holmes returned during the week, having left here a few weeks ago on the W. E. Pommer cruiser. The boat was taken as far as Chicago where it w as sold to a party from the south and will be taken down the Mississippi river within a few weeks.

Tug Smith and wrecking outfit have been at Manitou Island during the week after the donkey engine and other machinery left on the old steamer Three Brothers, and while there will also get the machinery out of the steamer Krause. Coming back the Smith will get the engine out of the steamer Louisiana at Washington Island. Last fall just before freezeup the Smith got the boilers out of these three wrecks.

The Camel was the first of the Shipping board tugs to leave for the East, getting away Friday. The Bullock and Ox went to Green Bay Mon­day after coal for trial trips and have since left. The Bear was supposed to have left some time yesterday. The Burro will probably get away this week too. Crews for the tugs are all from the lower lakes with the exception of oilers and galley help. Several of the young fellows who were working in the cannery took advantage of the chance for the trip and shipped.

In tow of the wrecking tug Favor­ite, the hull of the steamer F . & P.M. No. 1, sunk in Ludington harbor last fall when the boat was carried against the piers, was towed to Mani­towoc and is in dry dock at the yards of the Shipbuilding Corporation to be pumped out for survey. Plans for the boat are still indefinite and work will depend largely upon results of the survey, it is said. The No. 3 was part of the old black fleet of the Marquette line and was owned by Capt. John Smith of Ludington and others. During the heavy ice jams at Ludington harbor this winter, the Pere Marquette was caught in the ice and was so severely damaged that she sank in the harbor there. She was then pumped out and temporarily patched up for her trip to the shipyards.

Aside from numerous sail and gasoline yachts there are but few ships strange to these waters passing thru the bay now days. Ann Ar­bors Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 6 are making their regular trips thru to Menominee; the Hennepin, tug Smith and barge Advance are making a trip or two a week with stone for the Smith company; the government tug Hancock is here regularly with the barge Ida Corning loading stone at the quarry of the Sturgeon Bay Stone company and the Buckley with the barge Halstead pass thru frequently carrying cement from Indiana Harbor. The City of Marquette continues her tri-weekly trips. The gasoline schooner Oscar Newhouse is thru here nearly every week carry­ ing salt, while the lumber carriers N. J. Nessen and I. W. Stephenson are occasional visitors. Then the gasoline fishing fleet, while some what diminished, is still doing business here, and the local carriers, the Favorite, Belle Culbert and others are making trips about the peninsula and other Green Bay ports.

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6 Aug 1920
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Minor, Grant ; Ramage, David ; Smith, John
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.83416 Longitude: -87.37704
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