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  • Burning Steamer Beached
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 6 Dec 1897     Burning Steamer Beached The Morley has a race with fire and wins

    Chicago, Dec. 6. -- After a race with fire the propeller, George W. Morley, was run aground of the foot of Davis Street, Evanston, early last night. The crew of fourteen escaped to the shore in their boat ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 6 Dec 1897   Burning Steamer Beached The Morley has a race with fire and wins

    Chicago, Dec. 6. -- After a race with fire the propeller, George W. Morley, was run aground of ...

  • Lake Steamer Sinks Enroute to Winter Port
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 3 Dec 1924     Lake Steamer Sinks Enroute to Winter Port Crew of the Lakeland is rescued as vessel springs leak off Sturgeon Bay

    The steamer Lakeland bound from Kenosha to Detroit without cargo to lay up for the winter sank shortly before noon Wednesday six miles off Sturgeon Bay. ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 3 Dec 1924   Lake Steamer Sinks Enroute to Winter Port Crew of the Lakeland is rescued as vessel springs leak off Sturgeon Bay

    The steamer Lakeland bound from Kenosha to Detroit without cargo ...

  • Crew Escape burning ship
    NewspaperText  Border Cities Star (Windsor, ON), 4 Dec 1922     Crew Escape burning ship Ogemaw is destroyed in St. Clair River

    While the small wooden steamer Ogemaw was in its way up the St. Clair River, just a short distance from Tashmoo park Detroit, summer resort, shortly after 2 o'clock Sunday Morning, fire broke out near the engine ...

    NewspaperText  Border Cities Star (Windsor, ON), 4 Dec 1922   Crew Escape burning ship Ogemaw is destroyed in St. Clair River

    While the small wooden steamer Ogemaw was in its way up the St. Clair River, just a short distance ...

  • The Abandoned Schooner Aloha
    NewspaperText  Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), 5 Dec 1902     THE ABANDONED SCHOONER ALOAH First Mate Woolner of Ossifrage, Put in Charge -- Was a Lucky Find

    First Mate Woolner, of the Ossifrage was put in charge of the abandoned schooner Aloha, of the wrecked Herbard's fleet which the former boat picked up off Montreal Island on ...

    NewspaperText  Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), 5 Dec 1902   THE ABANDONED SCHOONER ALOAH First Mate Woolner of Ossifrage, Put in Charge -- Was a Lucky Find

    First Mate Woolner, of the Ossifrage was put in charge of the abandoned ...

  • Lake Vessel Wrecked, 7 Drowned
    NewspaperText  Border Cities Star (Windsor, ON), 1 Dec 1922, p. 1, column 1     LAKE VESSEL WRECKED, 7 DROWNED Canadian Steamer Maplehurst Sinks At Canal 9 Rescued Captain With Rest Of Crew Lost Lives When She Struck West Breakwater Of Portage Ship Canal Near Calumet Heavy Storm Is Sweeping Superior 35 To 46 Mile Wind Off Whitefish Point And ...
    NewspaperText  Border Cities Star (Windsor, ON), 1 Dec 1922, p. 1, column 1   LAKE VESSEL WRECKED, 7 DROWNED Canadian Steamer Maplehurst Sinks At Canal 9 Rescued Captain With Rest Of Crew Lost Lives When She Struck West Breakwater Of Portage Ship Canal Near ...
  • A Schooner Goes Down
    NewspaperText  Manistee Times Sentinel, 7 Oct 1887     A Schooner Goes Down The Schooner Scarth sank in 40 fathoms of water the crew reach this port in a yawl boat.

    The schooner Jesse Scarth, a 360 tons burden, and laden with 23,000 bushels of corn, sank Tuesday evening about twelve miles north of this port, in 40 fathoms ...

    NewspaperText  Manistee Times Sentinel, 7 Oct 1887   A Schooner Goes Down The Schooner Scarth sank in 40 fathoms of water the crew reach this port in a yawl boat.

    The schooner Jesse Scarth, a 360 tons burden, ...

  • Car Ferry is long Overdue Feared Lost
    NewspaperText  Toledo News Bee, 10 Dec 1909     CAR FERRY IS LONG OVERDUE FEARED LOST.

    Toldeoan said to have been two of the victims of the Lake craft's safety

    By United Press

    Cleveland Dec. 10 The car ferry Marquette and Bessemer, plying between Conneaut, O., and Port Stanley, Ont., is reported ...

    NewspaperText  Toledo News Bee, 10 Dec 1909   CAR FERRY IS LONG OVERDUE FEARED LOST.

    Toldeoan said to have been two of the victims of the Lake craft's safety

    By United Press

    Cleveland Dec. 10 The car ...

  • Two Toledoans Lost off the Richardson
    NewspaperText  Toledo News Bee, 10 Dec 1909     Two Toledoans Lost off the Richardson

    United Press

    Buffalo, Dec. 10,-- The freight steamer William A. Paine, arrived here today, bringing the 11 survivors of the crew of the ill-fated steamer William C. Richardson. The Paine had been anchored near the scene of ...

    NewspaperText  Toledo News Bee, 10 Dec 1909   Two Toledoans Lost off the Richardson

    United Press

    Buffalo, Dec. 10,-- The freight steamer William A. Paine, arrived here today, bringing the 11 survivors of the crew of the ...

  • Schooner Spademan is wrecked by ice
    NewspaperText  Toledo News Bee, 11 Dec 1909     Schooner Spademan is wrecked by ice

    by United Press

    Put-In-Bay, Dec.11.-- The schooner Spademan was sunk off here today, being cut by the ice. She filled rapidly, but the crew escaped and arrived safely at Sandusky.

    The steamer Huron City arrived at ...

    NewspaperText  Toledo News Bee, 11 Dec 1909   Schooner Spademan is wrecked by ice

    by United Press

    Put-In-Bay, Dec.11.-- The schooner Spademan was sunk off here today, being cut by the ice. She filled rapidly, but the ...

  • Five drowned at the Soo
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1898     Five drowned at the Soo

    Sault Ste Marie Mich., Sept. 26,

    The lighter Monitor sank in Waiskai bay yesterday morning and the following of the crew were drowned: William Corbiere Joseph Prior John Robeare Emmanuel Robeare John ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1898   Five drowned at the Soo

    Sault Ste Marie Mich., Sept. 26,

    The lighter Monitor sank in Waiskai bay yesterday morning and the following of the crew were ...

  • Steamer Eddy Stranded
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1898     Steamer Eddy Stranded

    Mackinac Island. Sept. 26. The steamer Charles A. Eddy, bound for Chicago with a cargo of iron ore, stranded on Middle Point Mackinac Island, at midnight. She ran out six and one half feet forward and is leaking badly. Assistance has been wired for. A large ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1898   Steamer Eddy Stranded

    Mackinac Island. Sept. 26. The steamer Charles A. Eddy, bound for Chicago with a cargo of iron ore, stranded on Middle Point Mackinac Island, at midnight. She ...

  • Steamer Penobscot Aground
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1898     Steamer Penobscot Aground

    Detroit Sept. 26. The steamer Penobscot, down bound, with ore, ran hard aground on Pipe Island, early this morning. She is out six feet and is leaking three inches of water an hour in her forward compartment. Tugs and lighters are at work on her. One ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1898   Steamer Penobscot Aground

    Detroit Sept. 26. The steamer Penobscot, down bound, with ore, ran hard aground on Pipe Island, early this morning. She is out six feet and is leaking ...

  • Navigation is at a standstill on Lake as result of storm
    NewspaperText  Sault Star (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), 10 Nov 1913     Navigation is at a standstill on Lake as result of storm Foot of snow has fallen in Sault Ste. Marie since Saturday

    Many telegraph wires are down. Which accounts for short wire service in the Sault today

    Navigation is at a standstill today. All the passenger boats on ...

    NewspaperText  Sault Star (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), 10 Nov 1913   Navigation is at a standstill on Lake as result of storm Foot of snow has fallen in Sault Ste. Marie since Saturday

    Many telegraph wires are down. Which accounts for ...

  • Christmas ship goes to bottom
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 4 Dec 1912     Christmas ship goes to bottom Lifesavers give up schooner Rouse Simmons as lost in lake Seen in gale flying signals of distress, sixteen men and a woman on board

    Chicago Dec. 4-- The Rouse Simmons , a three masted schooner, with Capt. Christian Nelson and his wife, as ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 4 Dec 1912   Christmas ship goes to bottom Lifesavers give up schooner Rouse Simmons as lost in lake Seen in gale flying signals of distress, sixteen men and a woman on board

    Chicago ...

  • Allmendinger ashore
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Nov 1895     Allmendinger ashore On the Beach near Mequon-The crew all taken off.

    During the blinding snow storm last night a steamer grounded in the lake off Mequon and early this morning gave the signal of distress. A telephone message was sent to the central police station in this city ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Nov 1895   Allmendinger ashore On the Beach near Mequon-The crew all taken off.

    During the blinding snow storm last night a steamer grounded in the lake off Mequon and early this morning ...

  • Wreck of Monkshaven
    NewspaperText  Evening News (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), 5 Dec 1905     Wreck of Monkshaven Story of dangers hardships and hunger told by crew Had nothing to eat between Monday night and Thursday morning. The Paliki was in trouble

    Members of the crew of the Algoma Central steamer Monkshaven, which was stranded on Angus island near ...

    NewspaperText  Evening News (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), 5 Dec 1905   Wreck of Monkshaven Story of dangers hardships and hunger told by crew Had nothing to eat between Monday night and Thursday morning. The Paliki was in trouble

    Members of ...

  • The BLANCHE: Schooner Days, LVII (57) [probably LVIII/58]
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 8 Oct 1932     The BLANCHE Schooner Days, LVII (57) [probably LVIII/58]

    It is going on forty-five years since the Blanche of Colborne vanished with all hands. Yet still Cat Hollow men stare hard towards the Scotch Bonnet of moonlight nights, to catch, if may be, the gleam of her ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 8 Oct 1932   The BLANCHE Schooner Days, LVII (57) [probably LVIII/58]

    It is going on forty-five years since the Blanche of Colborne vanished with all hands. Yet still Cat Hollow men stare hard ...

  • An Early Oiler: Schooner Days LXVII (57)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Sep 1932     AN EARLY OILER Schooner Days LXVII (57)

    "We claim your condescension For to tell you what we know Of marching with the Mulligan Guards To Sligo port below--"


    And then there was the Sligo.

    This was ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Sep 1932   AN EARLY OILER Schooner Days LXVII (57)

    "We claim your condescension For to tell you what we know Of marching with the Mulligan Guards To Sligo port ...

  • The Waterfront Cub: Schooner Days LVI (56)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 Aug 1932     THE WATERFRONT CUB Schooner Days LVI (56)

    We were talking last week about the Edward Blake, and her adventures after she came back from England.

    Aemilius Jarvis, by the way, Canada's greatest racing skipper, got his first sousing in salt water ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 Aug 1932   THE WATERFRONT CUB Schooner Days LVI (56)

    We were talking last week about the Edward Blake, and her adventures after she came back from England.

    Aemilius Jarvis, by the way, ...

  • Journey's End: Schooner Days LV (55)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 Aug 1932     JOURNEY'S END Schooner Days LV (55)

    "Tho' Neptune's waves and Boreas' blasts

    "Have tossed me to and fro,

    "By the Almighty God's command

    "I'm anchored here below,

    "Here do I harbour at ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 Aug 1932   JOURNEY'S END Schooner Days LV (55)

    "Tho' Neptune's waves and Boreas' blasts

    "Have tossed me to and fro,

    "By the Almighty God's command

    "I'm anchored here below,

    "Here ...

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