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Marinette Eagle Star (Marinette, WI), April 24, 1948 
TextNewspapers    Mindemoya Now Is Yankcanuck Only a comparatively few persons here have heard of the Yankcanuck Transportation Company or the ship of the same name. But the vessel has a close association to a group of person in Marinette. The Yankcanuck a pulpwood carrier is owned and operated by Capt. and...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sat., Dec. 7, 1850 
TextNewspapers    * Probably a typo - the skipper of the TROY at this time was the famous David P. Dobbins, who was also part owner of the boat.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 22, 1865 
TextNewspapers    The name was actually M. FANNIE STAFFORD and she was a harbor tug of 42 tons which had been built at Buffalo only two years previously.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 20 Sep, 1867, page 1 
TextNewspapers  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 20 Sep, 1867, page 1page 1  It is debatable whether this medium-sized tug (110 ft., 123 t.) was named W. R. MUIR or W. K. MUIR. There was another tug named W. K. MUIR, operating out of Milwaukee at this time. Extracts of official records show the spelling W. R. MUIR though she always shows in the papers as W. K. and the...
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), June 4, 1883 
TextNewspapers    THE WRECKING TUG MICHIGAN The Canadian wrecking tug Prince Alfred, which is now the property of the International Wrecking and Transportation company, has been largely repaired during the winter and spring, and is so far a new boat that it was thought best to give her a new name. Application...
Weekly Herald and Lake Superior Mining Journal (Thunder Bay, ON), Aug 21, 1884 
TextNewspapers    The Butcher's Maid has just been treated with a fresh coat of paint. ...
Weekly Herald and Lake Superior Mining Journal (Thunder Bay, ON), Aug 28, 1884 
TextNewspapers    The Owen Sound arrived in port last evening. They report having a very rough voyage. The Alberta came in on Monday, it being her first appearance here since her collision with the Osborne. On the last trip of the Ontario it was discovered that some of the lower deck hands were pilfering from...
Weekly Herald and Lake Superior Mining Journal (Thunder Bay, ON), September 11, 1884 
TextNewspapers    The Queen of the Lakes steamer United Empire of the Sarnia Line left the swift old steamer Spartan of the Owen Sound Line a long way astern coming up last trip. As the Empire was approaching Hilton, the Spartan was leaving again the same thing happened at Richards Landing. After landing her mails...
Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Thur., March 26, 1885 
TextNewspapers    One doesn't see ice like this much anymore on the lakes. The Goodrich liners MICHIGAN(US#91382) and WISCONSIN(US#80861) were both quite new iron-hulled vessels, which is why they felt comfortable challenging the floes. MICHIGAN was a total loss, while WISCONSIN was safe, and had a long and...
Daily Sential (Thunder Bay, ON), 7 Nov 1885 
TextNewspapers    Owen Sound Nov 6 1885 Thomas Cochran, the second mate on the steamer Athabasca fell from the main deck into the hold this eveningand was instantly killed. ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 10, 1891 
TextNewspapers    Mr. Bradley Exonerates The Northern Queen To the Editor of the Detroit Free Press: Since the sinking of the schooner Fayette Brown by the steamer Northern Queen, The Detroit Free Press, as well as some of the Cleveland papers, have published (through telegrams from Detroit) accounts very ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 9 Jul, 1895 
TextNewspapers    The international organization thus formed was termed the "Deep Waterways Commission." This was the beginning of the process that eventually led to the St. Lawrence Seaway, which was not completed until 1959.
Most Daring Feat 
TextNewspapers  "Most Daring Feat," Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 Dec 1897  *This was the loss of the schooner MINNEHAHA (US#91220) October 14, 1893, on Lake Michigan. Capt. Packer put the schooner on the beach near Onekama, Mich. in a 90-mph gale in an attempt to save her, but she broke up quickly and he was the only survivor of a crew of 7.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 17, 1899 
TextNewspapers    NIAGARA (US# ) was a 276 ton wooden tug of great power and was skippered by Capt. Millen for the Detroit Transportation Co., a company of which he was part owner. He retired from sailing in 1882 and later became president of the Lake Carriers' Association (1897). He died in 1906. The big wooden...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thur., August 31, 1899 
TextNewspapers    $56,040 in 1899 dollars is approximately equivalent to $1.31 million 2006 dollars. The CITY OF ROME (US#125914) was built in 1881 at Cleveland and measured 1908 gross tons. She continued to make money for her owners until lost to fire above Ripley, NY, in 1914.
Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), May 18, 1901 
TextNewspapers    West Superior May 17 C.E. Dickson who was head waiter on the steamer Bon Voyage which burned at Houghton a few days ago, has arrived in the city and tells an interesting tale of the burning of the boat. He tells a particulary interesting story of the loss of the Altmans, and is well able to do...
Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), May 15, 1901 
TextNewspapers    The Bon Voyage Disaster. W.S. Fain, a traveling man who was a passenger on the steamer Bon Voyage and made discovery of the fire which destroyed the craft, blames the crew and says they became panic stricken as soon as the alarm of fire was given. He declares boats could have been lowered, but...
Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), Oct. 24, 1901 
TextNewspapers    Loss of Montgomery Underwriters are Investigating Her Condition Capt. John Perew representing Montgomery and Sill Underwriters of Buffalo was in the city yesterday. He was here to investigate the loss of the schooner Montgomery, abandoned near Whitefish last Saturday. The Montgomery is now...
Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), Oct. 28, 1901 
TextNewspapers    MONTGOMERY WENT TO PIECES ON WEDNESDAY Cargo of Lumber is Scattered for Miles Along the Shore of Lake Superior Alf. Richards returned Saturday from a trip to the life saving stations and he reports that the schooner Montgomery, which was abandoned near station 10, two weeks ago had gone to ...
Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), Oct. 30, 1901 
TextNewspapers    Marine The wreck of the barge Montgomery, which occurred last week off station 10 above Whitefish Point, ends the career of one of the most notable vessels on the lakes. The Montgomery was one of the earliest of lake craft. She was built in 1856 by John Bushnell at Newport Mich. (now Marine...
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