The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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p.6 The Marine Losses - One satisfactory feature of this season's traffic on the great lakes is the comparative light loss of life and vessel property. The vessel and cargo loss was the least in ten years, the total being $500,000 for thirty-eight vessels. Sixty sailors sacrificed their lives, the greater number perishing in the big storm of May 10th. Last year 123 sailors and passengers were drowned, seventy of them going down during the great gale of Oct. 18th. The largest loss of life in recent years was in 1887, when 204 persons were drowned on the great lakes. The comparatively small loss this year was in a great measure due to the excellent work of the fifty-one life-saving stations along the coast.

Negotiating For A Boat - The Thousand Island Steamboat Co. is negotiating for the purchase of the str. Shrewsbury at Cleveland. The boat can travel at the rate of twenty-two miles an hour and with 1,500 people on board. She was built near Boston and is elegantly upholstered and fitted out.

Semi-Weekly British Whig, Jan. 7, 1895

p.8 Lake Losses For the Year - Detroit, Jan. 4th - The local weather bureau has compiled the losses to lake marine shipping for the year 1894, due to weather conditions. The number of vessels that met disaster on the great lakes is 112 and the number of lives lost 68. Of these vessels 43 were total losses, entailing financial losses of $643,243, and 69 were partial losses with damages aggragating $349,787, making a total money loss of $993,030. These casualties do not include fires and collisions.

Semi-Weekly British Whig, Jan. 10, 1895

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The improvements being made to the old barge Freemason will cost at least $5,000. But when the steamer is completed she will be a prize. Her name will be changed. There are twenty men engaged on her.

Thousand Island Park, Jan. 7th - ....The sloop Flying Cloud has been hauled out for the winter on Goose Island....

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    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
Rick Neilson
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