The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Tugs in drydock 
Image  c1860s  Heavily cropped photograph of two steamboats in a drydock. The vessels have been tentatively identified as the KATE WILLIAMS and FRANKLIN MOORE. The image was mounted on the back of a portrait of a couple, which was later cropped for an oval mount.
Oswego Commercial Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Thurs., April 19, 1866 
TextNewspapers    New Schooner - We had the pleasure this morning, of looking through the beautiful schooner "Olive Branch," which Messrs. Goble & Macfarlane have been constructing for O.M. Bond and other parties. Her dimensions are 110 feet keel, 25 feet beam, and eight feet hold, and she is built of the ...
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), May 2, 1866 
TextNewspapers    ... in the city papers. John Sheppard, President, Henry Canevin, Rec. Sec'y. Oswego Advertiser Times , May 17, 1866 Revenue Cutter S.P. Chase. - This fine vessel, which is newly built for service on Lake Ontario, arrived at this port yesterday afternoon, and lies at the foot of Cayuga street. She...
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), June 19, 1866 
TextNewspapers    Dry Dock and Steam Saw Mill. - We had the pleasure recently, of visiting the Dry Dock and Steam Saw and Shingle Mill of Messrs.. Chandler, Alvord & Co., successors to H.S. Chandler & Co. it will be remembered that the mill belonging to the latter firm, was destroyed by fire, last ...
Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), August 23, 1866 
TextNewspapers    LAUNCH. - The new vessel, GEORGE C. FINNEY, just completed at the shipyard of Geo. Goble, at the foot of West First Street, will be launched tomorrow morning. She belongs to Lyon & Finney. - Oswego Times. ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 4 Jan 1866 
TextNewspapers    VESSELS IN PORT OF BUFFALO The following will show the number and class of vessels that were in winter quarters in the port of Buffalo at the closing of navigation, 1865: Steamers - Relief, United States, Michigan, International Propellers - Merchant, City of Buffalo, Susquehanna, Buffalo,...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 8 May 1866 
TextNewspapers    ... THE NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD, LAKE ERIE, AND GREEN BAY LINE OF SCREW STEAMERS, 1866. - These lines will consist of eighteen screw steamers, sixteen of which will run between Buffalo and Lake Erie ports, including Cleveland, Sandusky, Toledo and Detroit, and two will run between Buffalo and ......
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 19 May 1866 
TextNewspapers    MONTICELLO was valued at about $8,500.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 12 Jul 1866 
TextNewspapers    DISTANCES AT WHICH LIGHTS CAN BE SEEN. The following are the approximate distances ay which lights on the lakes can be ssen, the eye and the light both being at the same elevation above the surface of the sea. The spheroidal form of the earth is the interruption to the line of sight at a long...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 5 Aug 1866 
TextNewspapers    HOW TO JUDGE WEATHER BY THE SKY - The color of the sky, at particular times, provides wonderfully good guidance. Not only sunset presages fair weather, but there are other tints that speak with equal clearness and accuracy. A bright yellow sky in the evening indicates wind; a pale yellow, wet;...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 30 Aug 1866 
TextNewspapers    EARLY HISTORY OF LAKE PROPELLERS. Early in the spring of the present season of navigation, we gave a brief review of the career of our lake steamboats, and what came of them, which appeared in several issues of this paper. The following may be considered a correct, though brief, narrative of...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 22 Sep 1866 
TextNewspapers    AN OLD LAKE CRAFT GONE - It is announced in the Chicago papers that the schooner Brigham, which went ashore between Muskegon and Manistee has become a total loss and with her has passed one of the early relics of the lakes. The Brigham was eighteen years old, having been built at Dunkirk in ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 23 Sep 1866 
TextNewspapers    NOT QUITE - Notwithstanding the apparent well-founded reports of the loss of the old schooner Brigham, she surprised our sailing community by running into the harbor at the height of the gale Wednesday night. The captain contradicts the report that an accident had befallen his craft, and says...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 25 Sep 1866 
TextNewspapers    *The schooner E. St. JOHN BEMIS was a 294 ton 2-master built by Salmon Ruggles at Milan, OH in 1855. Ruggles built a number of other schooners with reputations for speed, including CREVOLA, TIM BAKER and BERLIN.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 8 Dec 1866 
TextNewspapers    ... VESSELS IN PERIL, AND ASSISTANCE RENDERED BY THE STEAMER MAGNET DURING THE SEASON OF 1866 The wrecking steamer Magnet, commanded by Capt. J. P. Hodges, as is well known, has for the past two seasons made this point her headquarters, for the purpose of rendering prompt aid to vessels in peril, ......
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 9 Dec 1866 
TextNewspapers    This is a list of the commanders and forts along the U.S. shore of the Great Lakes, after reorganization following the Civil War. In command is notable general Joseph Hooker, whose numerically superior Army of the Potomac was defeated by Robert E Lee's Confederates in April, 1863, at...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 16 Dec 1866 
TextNewspapers    VESSELS LAID UP AT DETROIT The following is a list of the vessels, steamers, tugs, etc. , which have laid up for the winter at this port: SIDE-WHEEL STEAMERS - Morning Star, City of Cleveland, Magnet, Forester, S. Clement, Pearl, Susan Ward, Princess, Saginaw, Island Queen, Mohawk, City of...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), December 21, 1866 
TextNewspapers    ... MARINE MATTERS _______ Sale of Vessel Interests in 1866 _______ Total Number of Sales - 268 _______ The following list of vessel sales the past year will be found of interest: Propeller Norman, by Littlejohn & Co., Oswego, to Leopold Austin & Co., for $25,000. Schooner...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 23, 1866 
TextNewspapers    ... MARINE MATTERS _______ Vessels Rebuilt in 1866 _______ Incidents of Interest During the Season of 1866 _______ Vessels Rebuilt in 1866. Propeller Granite State, at Detroit, by Campbell & Owen, thorough rebuilt. Tug Samson, at Detroit, thorough rebuild at same yard. Barge Ocean, at ......
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), December 22, 1866 
TextNewspapers    ... MARINE MATTERS _______ Vessels Passed out of Commission in 1866 _______ The Number of Vessels Commissioned Last Year _______ VESSELS PASSED OUT OF COMMISSION IN 1866. Steamer May Queen, burned at Milwaukee; total loss. Ferry steamer Windsor, burned at Detroit, a total loss, with 30 ......

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