The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep. 6, 1904

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Ada Ducy, of Milwaukee, has purchased a half interest in the tug Southern Cross from Calvin H. Pooler, Jr., of Bailey's Harbor, Wis., for $750. The Southern Cross has a gross tonnage of 25 tons, is 57 feet long, 14 feet beam. and 5 feet depth, and was built at Racine in 1894.

David Brownell. mate of the steamer Ferdinand Schlesinger, of the Vance fleet, has gone to Chicago to take command of the steamer Omaha of the Green Fleet, which is loading grain for the east. He succeeds Capt. Frank Danger, formerly inspector of hulls at Port Huron.

The steamer Walter Vail, which has been lying at the west yards of the Milwaukee Drydock company some time, is shipping a crew and it is believed that she will re-enter the coal and ore trade. The Vail is to be cut this winter into a lumber barge. It is owned by Henry J. Pauly.

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Boats mentioned: SOUTHERN CROSS - US#116639, abandoned about 1921. Wooden bulker FERDINAND SCHLESINGER (US#120841) b. 1891, Milwaukee; 306x41x21, 2,608 gt.; sunk off Passage Island, Lake Superior in 1919. Wooden bulker OMAHA (US#155146) b. 1887 Milwaukee, 223x35x19, 1,251 gt.; later Canadian MAPLEGREEN (C#134350); abandoned in 1921. Wooden bulker WALTER VAIL (US#81263) b. 1890, W. Bay City, Mich.; 210x35x13, 726 gt; later propeller bulker HERMAN H. HETTLER; wrecked near Munising, Mich., L. Superior, in 1926.
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Sep. 6, 1904
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep. 6, 1904