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  • Steamer Windsor Entering Port in a Storm, Sodus Bay, N.Y.
    Image       "Steamer Windsor Entering Port in a Storm, Sodus Bay, N.Y." Reverse: "Genuine Curteich. Chicago " C.T. American Art" post card (Reg. U.S.Par.Off.)
    Image     "Steamer Windsor Entering Port in a Storm, Sodus Bay, N.Y." Reverse: "Genuine Curteich. Chicago " C.T. American Art" post card (Reg. U.S.Par.Off.)
  • Pier at Erieau, Ont.
    Image       A real photo postcard of the Rondeau West Breakwater Light built at 1912 at Erieau, ON with the water breaking over it.
    Image     A real photo postcard of the Rondeau West Breakwater Light built at 1912 at Erieau, ON with the water breaking over it.
  • Fall Storm at Port Dover, Canada
    Image       "Fall Storm at Port Dover, Canada" "(Gordon Photo) Reverse: "Pub. by W. A. Gordon, Port Dover, Canada Made in Germany" "W. A. G. 3746"
    Image     "Fall Storm at Port Dover, Canada" "(Gordon Photo) Reverse: "Pub. by W. A. Gordon, Port Dover, Canada Made in Germany" "W. A. G. 3746"
  • Steamer Turret Chief Is Pulled off Rocks
    NewspaperText  Toronto World (Toronto, ON), 15 Jul 1914, p. 11     Steamer Turret Chief Is Pulled off Rocks

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    Canadian Press Despatch

    CALUMET, Mich., July 14.--After many weeks of effort, Captain Alexander Cunning and his crew of wreckers have succeeded in releasing the Canadian seamer ...

    NewspaperText  Toronto World (Toronto, ON), 15 Jul 1914, p. 11   Steamer Turret Chief Is Pulled off Rocks

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    Canadian Press Despatch

    CALUMET, Mich., July 14.--After many weeks of effort, Captain Alexander Cunning and his crew of wreckers have ...

  • Recovers Vessel Lost Last Fall
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 4 Jul 1914, p. 11     Recovers Vessel Lost Last Fall _______ Capt. Cunning Floats Steamer Turret Chief From Keweenaw Point. _______

    ...

    Capt. Alex Cunning, wrecking master in charge of the steamer Favorite, yesterday released the steamer Turret Chief from the beach at Copper ...
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 4 Jul 1914, p. 11   Recovers Vessel Lost Last Fall _______ Capt. Cunning Floats Steamer Turret Chief From Keweenaw Point. _______

    ...

    Capt. Alex Cunning, wrecking master in charge of the steamer Favorite, yesterday ...
  • The Greatest Storm in Lake History
    Text  Marine Review (Cleveland, OH), Mar 1914, Section Supplement, 1-24     ...
    Text  Marine Review (Cleveland, OH), Mar 1914, Section Supplement, 1-24   ...
  • Investigation Into the Stranding of the Steamship Turret Chief
    NewspaperText  Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), Jan 1914, p. 44     Investigation Into the Stranding of the Steamship Turret Chief

    An investigation into the stranding of the Canadian Lake and Ocean Navigation Co's. s.s. Turret Chief in Lake Superior, near Copper harbor, Keweenaw Point, U.S., on Nov. 8, was held at Kingston, Ont., Nov. 21 by ...

    NewspaperText  Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), Jan 1914, p. 44   Investigation Into the Stranding of the Steamship Turret Chief

    An investigation into the stranding of the Canadian Lake and Ocean Navigation Co's. s.s. Turret Chief in Lake Superior, near Copper ...

  • The Shipping Disasters on the Great Lakes
    NewspaperText  Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), Dec 1913, p. 595     The Shipping Disasters on the Great Lakes

    What is, without doubt, the greatest disaster, or series of disasters, which has ever taken place in connection with the navigation of the Great Lakes, occurred chiefly during Nov. 9, when a severe storm swept the lakes from end to end. ...

    NewspaperText  Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), Dec 1913, p. 595   The Shipping Disasters on the Great Lakes

    What is, without doubt, the greatest disaster, or series of disasters, which has ever taken place in connection with the navigation of the ...

  • Lights Ashore Not Visible to Vessel
    NewspaperText  Toronto World (Toronto, ON), 22 Nov 1913, p. 1     Lights Ashore Not Visible to Vessel _______ Investigation Into Wreck of Turret Chief Shows Boat to Have Been Well Equipped and Seaworthy -- Storm Signals Not Ignored -- Crew's Hardships in Woods. _______

    (Special to The Toronto World).

    KINGSTON, ...

    NewspaperText  Toronto World (Toronto, ON), 22 Nov 1913, p. 1   Lights Ashore Not Visible to Vessel _______ Investigation Into Wreck of Turret Chief Shows Boat to Have Been Well Equipped and Seaworthy -- Storm Signals Not Ignored -- Crew's Hardships ...
  • [Halsted]
    NewspaperText  Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 20 Nov 1913, p. 1, column 3    

    J. B. Bates of Chicago, a representative of the Soper Lumber Co., owners of the barge Halsted, which was cast up on the beach at Washington Harbor during the big blow, arrived here Friday evening. Saturday morning, accompanied by Capt. Rieboldt, of the firm of Rieboldt & Wolter, and Leathem ...

    NewspaperText  Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 20 Nov 1913, p. 1, column 3  

    J. B. Bates of Chicago, a representative of the Soper Lumber Co., owners of the barge Halsted, which was cast up on the beach at Washington Harbor during the big ...

  • Rates Fixed for December Sailing
    NewspaperText  Callahan, George V., Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 19 Nov 1913, p. 8     RATES FIXED FOR DECEMBER SAILING _______ Wrecked Steamer Major Abandoned to the Underwriters. _______

    BY GEORGE V. CALLAHAN Marine Editor of the Leader

    Captain E. O. Whitney, in charge of the searching party on Lake Huron, last ...

    NewspaperText  Callahan, George V., Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 19 Nov 1913, p. 8   RATES FIXED FOR DECEMBER SAILING _______ Wrecked Steamer Major Abandoned to the Underwriters. _______

    BY GEORGE V. CALLAHAN Marine Editor of the Leader

    Captain E. O. Whitney, in charge ...

  • Schoonmaker Released
    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 18 Nov 1913, p. 7     SCHOONMAKE RELEASED

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont., Nov. 17.-- The wireless station here reports that the big freighter Schoonmaker, which ran ashore off Mission river, has been released by tugs. She was only slightly damaged.

    ...
    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 18 Nov 1913, p. 7   SCHOONMAKE RELEASED

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont., Nov. 17.-- The wireless station here reports that the big freighter Schoonmaker, which ran ashore off Mission river, has been released by tugs. She ...

  • Hope to Save Wrecked Tomlinson Freighter
    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 14 Nov 1913, p. 2     HOPE TO SAVE WRECKED TOMLINSON FREIGHTER.

    Reports from the Soo last night said that work on the steamer Fred G. Hartwell of the Tomlinson line, Duluth, was proceeding as fast as the weather permitted. Ore is being thrown overboard, and the lighters expect to float it ...

    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 14 Nov 1913, p. 2   HOPE TO SAVE WRECKED TOMLINSON FREIGHTER.

    Reports from the Soo last night said that work on the steamer Fred G. Hartwell of the Tomlinson line, Duluth, was proceeding as fast ...

  • The Nottingham Aground
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, p. 1     THE NOTTINGHAM AGROUND

    Fort William, Ont., Nov. 11. -- A telegram was received by J. W. Wolvin, Manager of the Canadian Towing & Wrecking Company, to-day, stating that the steamer Nottingham and aground on Paresian Island, twenty miles from Whitefish Bay. Her bottom was reported ...

    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, p. 1   THE NOTTINGHAM AGROUND

    Fort William, Ont., Nov. 11. -- A telegram was received by J. W. Wolvin, Manager of the Canadian Towing & Wrecking Company, to-day, stating that the steamer ...

  • Crew Escapes From the Northern Queen
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1-2     CREW ESCAPES FROM THE NORTHERN QUEEN _______ Buffalo Vessel Goes Ashore on Kettle Point _______ THE OVERTURNED STEAMER _______ No Positive Identification Has Yet Been Made _______ Story That She is the Regina of Toronto is Told in Port Huron -- ...
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1-2   CREW ESCAPES FROM THE NORTHERN QUEEN _______ Buffalo Vessel Goes Ashore on Kettle Point _______ THE OVERTURNED STEAMER _______ No Positive Identification Has Yet Been Made _______ Story That She ...
  • Details of Toronto Vessels Wrecked
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1, 3     DETAILS OF TORONTO VESSELS WRECKED _______ Three of Them Swept on Rocks in the Great Storm _______ OWNERS AND OFFICERS _______ A Brother of Engineer Lougheed of the Wexford Leaves for Goderich -- The Merchants' Mutual Line of This City a Heavy ...
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1, 3   DETAILS OF TORONTO VESSELS WRECKED _______ Three of Them Swept on Rocks in the Great Storm _______ OWNERS AND OFFICERS _______ A Brother of Engineer Lougheed of the Wexford Leaves ...
  • Collingwood is a Town of Mourning
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, p. 1     COLLINGWOOD IS A TOWN OF MOURNING _______ Seven Well-known Residents WEre on Wrecked Wexford _______ NEARLY ALL YOUNG MEN _______ Mrs. Geo. Willmott Was on Board With Her Husband _______ Several of the Victims of the Wreck Leave Wives and ...
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, p. 1   COLLINGWOOD IS A TOWN OF MOURNING _______ Seven Well-known Residents WEre on Wrecked Wexford _______ NEARLY ALL YOUNG MEN _______ Mrs. Geo. Willmott Was on Board With Her Husband _______ ...
  • Terrible Sufferings of Shipwrecked Crews
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1-2     TERRIBLE SUFFERINGS OF SHIPWRECKED CREWS _______ How Turret Chief and L. C. Waldo Were Dashed on the Rocks -- The Crews Almost Fozen, Were for Many Hours Without Food or Shelter _______

    (Special Despatch to The Globe.)

    Calumet, Mich., Nov. 11 ...

    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1-2   TERRIBLE SUFFERINGS OF SHIPWRECKED CREWS _______ How Turret Chief and L. C. Waldo Were Dashed on the Rocks -- The Crews Almost Fozen, Were for Many Hours Without Food or ...
  • Steamer Wexford Wrecked and Likely Two More Ships
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1, 3     STEAMER WEXFORD WRECKED AND LIKELY TWO MORE SHIPS _______ Awful Toll of Human Life Paid to Fury of the Great Storm _______ BIG FREIGHTERS ARE AGROUND _______ Several Vessels Come to Grief at Various Points Along Great Lakes _______

    It ...

    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1, 3   STEAMER WEXFORD WRECKED AND LIKELY TWO MORE SHIPS _______ Awful Toll of Human Life Paid to Fury of the Great Storm _______ BIG FREIGHTERS ARE AGROUND _______ Several Vessels Come ...
  • Steamer Hawgood High Up on Shore
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 11 Nov 1913, p. 15     Steamer Hawgood High Up on Shore _______ Ran There in High Water During Storm _______ Anxiety for Schr. Sophie _______ Fears Also for Safety of Crew of Steamer Stranded on Gull Rock == Several Vessels Aground, Including Passenger Steamer ...
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 11 Nov 1913, p. 15   Steamer Hawgood High Up on Shore _______ Ran There in High Water During Storm _______ Anxiety for Schr. Sophie _______ Fears Also for Safety of Crew of Steamer Stranded on ...
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