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The Richmond (US#11138) was worth $10,000 in 1864.
ESTIMATES OF $5,690,000 MADE FOR FUTURE WORK
The annual report of Lieut.-Col. Charles E. L. B. Davis, district engineer and engineer in charge of the deep waterway work through the lakes, has been forwarded to Washington
Commerce through the Detroit river for the year ending June 30
The GEORGE W. ROBY, a wooden steam barge, was converted to a towbarge after this incident, which occurred at the mouth of the Detroit River. Surprisingly, she burned to total loss in a nearly identical incident the following year, in almost the same spot (Lime Kiln Crossing). In that incident,...
Resorting to more primitive means, the VIGILANT, after a number of verbal warnings and even a shot across the bows, had rammed and sunk the U.S. fish tug GRACIE M. in June of the same year.
Anyone have any information on whether CHEQUAMEGON ever made it to California? She is not listed under this name in the 1910 Merchant Vessels.
CANNON FOR HEAVING LINE
Goodrich Passenger Fleet Will Carry Them
Same Type Used by Life-Saving Stations
Delay in Receiving New Life-Preservers
Chicago, May 12. - Chicago steamboat lines are not only supplying all the apparatus prescribed by the stringent...
WON'T REDUCE LAKE LEVEL
COSTE'S OPINION OF DAM AT ST. MARY'S RAPIDS
Ottawa, Ont., August 18. Louis Coste, of the international waterways commission, has returned from Sault Ste Marie, where he went in company with Mr. Mabee, K. C., of Toronto, and Mr. Clinton of Buffalo, to inspect...
...., the Lyman C. and the Wilbert L. Smith. The B. Lyman Smith passed up yesterday morning at 8:30
o'clock. The L. C. Smith is the only one missing from the roll call.
Kingston, May 29. - Capt. Crawford, commander of the ferry Fawcett, owned by the city council of Wolfe Island, is now engaged in a life and death struggle for the dignity of his profession. Capt. Crawford allowed that it is beneath his station as a commander of a steamboat...
The FORBES burned from an exploding engine room lantern on St. Clair Flats, May 21, 1902. Fort William is now part of the Canadian port of Thunder Bay, Ont., in far western Lake Superior.
The canal idea persisted and I believe I can remember it being mentioned as late as the 1960's, despite the distance (about 40 miles), the elevation variation (at least 200 feet) and the fall (23 feet).
... Collingwood, June 22, 1905
. - Four Men Meet a Horrible Death - James Meade, Prescott, fireman; Lyman Finch, Owen Sound, deckhand; A. Mclellan, East Tawas, deckhand; one crewmember unknown [He joined the boat at Soo on the way down].
The fire was discovered at 2 A. M. It had started around...
A TIMELY RESCUE
THREE EXHAUSTED SAILORS TAKEN FROM SCHR. ABBIE
MANISTEE LIFESAVERS ARRIVED ON SPECIAL TRAIN
One Man Swam Ashore Through the Icy Seas
Manistee, November 8. - Early this morning the little schooner ABBIE, bound from Beaver Island to Milwaukee...
SHIPPERS STAND PAT
ORE MEN REFUSE MORE THAN CONTRACT RATE
SMALL VESSELS IN DEMAND IN COAL TRADE
Buffalo Grain Blockade May Be Broken Soon
Cleveland, November 8. - The freight market was quiet all around today, and very little chartering was done. Leading ...
Shift in Lightkeepers[sic]
Grand Haven, Mich., November 8. - Supt. Charles Norton, of the twelfth lifesaving district, has transferred Keeper Berndt Carlson from the White Lake Station to the one at Ludington. Edwin E. Bedford, surfman at Point Betsey, gets the White Lake station....
... DETROIT SAILOR DROWNED
BROTHER WITNESSED TRAGEDY, YOUNG MAN OVERBOARD
St. Clair, Mich., November 8. (Special.) - Joseph Boyle, of Detroit, a sailor on the steamer Marigold, which is lying at the dock here, was drowned at a bout 10:30
o'clock tonight. Boyle got into a scuffle with some ......
LICENSE IS SUSPENDED
STR. CHEQUAMEGON LACKED REQUIRED METAL LIFEBOAT
Local steamboat inspectors at Grand Haven have suspended for sixty days the license of Capt. C. C. Fowler, master and first-class pilot, because the steamer Chequamegon had not been provided with a metallic lifeboat...
... October Lake Levels
The gauge records of the United States lake survey show the following mean stages of water above sea level for October, 1905
Stage during October Higher than same month last year Lower than same month last year Higher than during Oct, 1895
Lake Superior 603.42 ......
$9,000 Repair Bill on the Iowa
Milwaukee, November 8. - Repairs to the steamer Iowa, which stranded at Fox Point last week, will cost $9,000. ...
Henry Penton, chief engineer of the Great Lakes Engineering Works, is resting comfortably at Harper hospital after an operation for appendicitis. The operation was performed by Dr. M. O. Walker and Dr. Kenneth Gunsolus, and the knife of the surgeon disclosed that the ...