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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 10 Aug 1900 
TextNewspapers  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 10 Aug 1900,   *DAVID DOWS - 5-mast schr built by Bailey Bros, Toledo, 1881. She was 265 ft., 1481 gt. Lost 11/25/1889 off Whiting, Ind, 10 mi SSE of Chicago. The larger lakes "schooners" mentioned were actually schooner-barges. An example: CHATTANOOGA, built 1898 by Jas. Davidson, W. Bay City, in 1898....
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 1 Dec. 1868 
TextNewspapers  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 1 Dec. 1868,   NOTE: This is a translation of a portion of the Nouveau voyage d'un pais plus grand que l'Europe (Utrecht, 1698) a published description of the very early exploration of the Great Lakes region by French adventurers by the Belgian Recollet missionary father Louis Hennepin. It describes the...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 1 Dec, 1870 
TextNewspapers  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 1 Dec, 1870,   Here is another example of the many important improvements to navigation that were first built in the 1860's and 70's and are still in use today.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 3 Jun, 1888 
TextNewspapers  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 3 Jun, 1888,   COMES ALL THE WAY FROM SCOTLAND Cornwall, Ont., June 2 - [Special] - The Algonquin, the largest vessel that ever passed through the Cornwall Canal, entered today at 1:45 p.m. She was built by Napier, Shanks and Bell, Glasgow, Scotland, and left on the 21st of April. She is 253 feet long, 40...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Nov. 3, 1880 
TextNewspapers  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Nov. 3, 1880,   RACINE LIGHT On or after November 15, 1880, there will be from the lighthouse recently erected on Wind Point, four miles north of Racine, Wis., a light of the third order, showing a bright white flash every thirty seconds, each flash followed by a total eclipse. The light should be visible in...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 14, 1872 
TextNewspapers  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 14, 1872,   Here's one of the more unusual uses for a barge. There were a number of "General Burnside"s - I believe this one is US#37572, built at Saginaw, Michigan. I've not the slightest idea what ever happened to her or if this "party barge" idea worked, but I think it's a big plus to be able to go on a...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Fri., May 29, 1896 
TextNewspapers  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Fri., May 29, 1896,   BADLY DISABLED _______ STEAMER MERIDA "GOES THROUGH HERSELF" ON LAKE HURON _______ Wednesday afternoon the steamer Merida, owned by D. Whitney, Jr., of this city, passed this port, bound up light for ore. When off Sanilac, ninety miles from here, the intermediate cylinder of her triple ...
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