GENERAI. MARINE NOTES.
Six bodies were last week picked up
on Canadian shore of Lake Huron,
all victims of the big blow of last month.
The steamers America and Brazil, lying at the Land & Fuel company docks,
have good reason to stick together. They
have two crews with but a single cook.— Manitowoc Herald.
The Virginia Steamship Co. have placed an order with the American Shipbuilding Co. for a steamer 524 feet long
over all, 54 feet beam, and 30 feet depth
of hold, which is to be ready for delivery next May. She will cost $340,000.
Amid the screeching of every steam
whistle in the city, the big new dredge
“Kewaunee” arrived at her home port
in tow of the tugs Manitowoc and Industry last Tuesday evening and was
towed to the government docks for winter quarters. The entire government
west-shore engineering fleet is now in
winter quarters here—two dredges, two
tugs, lighters, scows, pile drivers and
cement builders.— Kewaunee Enterpris[e].
The steamer James Laughlin arrived
at Green Bay on Wednesday of last
week with a cargo of coal, being the
last arrival of the season for the year
1913, of the big freighters. Not that
boats could not have run there later, as
there was little or no ice in the river up
to the first of the present week, but all
the boats operating on Green Bay have
gone into winter quarters.
The steamer Edward Buckley, which
was thrown up on the beach at Harbor
Beach, Lake Huron, during the big blow
the first of November, was released last
week, not having suffered much damage.
The Buckley was in shelter behind the
breakwater, but the wind and the seas
were so great that she dragged anchor
and was piled high and dry on the beach.
The steamer was taken to Port Huron,
where she was placed in drydock for repairs and where the craft has gone into
An order for a vessel to replace the
lost steamer Charles S. Price, and incidentally the third boat so far ordered
by this company since the storm of
Nov. 9, has been given. The Great Lakes
Engineering company has been awarded
the contract for the third boat. It will
be a 9,500-ton steamer of the same construction as the second new boat which was ordered from the American Shipbuilding company recently. To date the
company has made an outlay of over
$900,000 for new ships.
The car ferry steamer Ann Arbor No.
2, the second boat of her kind to be
built on the Great Lakes, was sold last
week to the Manistique Iron Works for
$5,000. The craft, which was laying at
Frankfort, was towed to Manistique
where she will be stripped of her machinery and converted into a stone carrier. The Ann Arbor people are said to be negotiating for the purchase of the new
carferry that is in course of construction at Detroit, which is modern in every
particular, for the run between Frankfort and points on the west shore.