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  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Dec. 18, 1886
    TextNewspaper       Ellisburgh

    The bodies of McKay and Dean, victims of the ill-fated schooner Ariadne, were taken to Picton, Ontario. for burial last week.

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    TextNewspaper     Ellisburgh

    The bodies of McKay and Dean, victims of the ill-fated schooner Ariadne, were taken to Picton, Ontario. for burial last week.

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  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Dec. 11,1886
    TextNewspaper       The End a Sad One

    Woodville, Dec. 10. There was a romance in the life and death of a young Hugh McKay, captain of the ill fated Ariadne, which went ashore near hear last week, Wednesday. During the season the Ariadne has traded more or less between Toronto and Waupaw ...

    TextNewspaper     The End a Sad One

    Woodville, Dec. 10. There was a romance in the life and death of a young Hugh McKay, captain of the ill fated Ariadne, which went ...

  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Dec. 4,1886
    TextNewspaper       Disasters of Lake Ontario.

    The wreck of the George B. Sloan on the Oswego piers in the spring was considered a bad opening of the season, but Lake Ontario behaved well until the close of the season which thus far has proven disastrous. Within a fortnight a number of disasters ...

    TextNewspaper     Disasters of Lake Ontario.

    The wreck of the George B. Sloan on the Oswego piers in the spring was considered a bad opening of the season, but Lake Ontario behaved ...

  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Aug. 28,1886
    TextNewspaper      

    Barbed wire for the fences has for sometime been smuggled into Canada from Detroit Mich. And the loophole of the smugglers has just been found out. They would load a wagon with barbed wire carefully tucked away in barrels, and drive north beyond the city limits and down into the ...

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    Barbed wire for the fences has for sometime been smuggled into Canada from Detroit Mich. And the loophole of the smugglers has just been found out. They would load a ...

  • British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 May 1886
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  • Detroit News (Detroit, MI), October 10, 1886
    TextNewspaper       A LAKE VETERAN _______ Capt. Grover, of Chicago, with His Half-Century Record.

    Chicago boasts the distinction of having for a resident the oldest living lake navigator. His name is Capt. Thomas Grover, and he began his career as a lake salt 53 years ago, when he shipped ...

    TextNewspaper     A LAKE VETERAN _______ Capt. Grover, of Chicago, with His Half-Century Record.

    Chicago boasts the distinction of having for a resident the oldest living lake navigator. His name is Capt. ...

  • Detroit Evening News (Detroit, MI), Aug. 27, 1886
    TextNewspaper       The new Scots-built passenger ship ALGOMA (C#85766) was driven shore and broken up by a gale near Greenstone Island, Isle Royale, Nov. 7, 1885. More than 35 people died in the disaster to the luxury Canadian Pacific liner....
    TextNewspaper     The new Scots-built passenger ship ALGOMA (C#85766) was driven shore and broken up by a gale near Greenstone Island, Isle Royale, Nov. 7, 1885. More than 35 people died in ...
  • Detroit Evening News (Detroit, MI), Sep. 13, 1886
    TextNewspaper       The SUTTON (US#157010) was built by Buffalo tugmeister George Notter as a yacht. She was 54 feet in length, 10½ feet beam and only 4½ feet depth, so she could probably sail uphill on wet grass....
    TextNewspaper     The SUTTON (US#157010) was built by Buffalo tugmeister George Notter as a yacht. She was 54 feet in length, 10½ feet beam and only 4½ feet depth, so she could ...
  • Detroit Evening News (Detroit, MI), Oct. 18, 1886
    TextNewspaper       Can't identify this boat....
    TextNewspaper     Can't identify this boat....
  • Detroit Evening News (Detroit, MI), Aug. 27, 1886
    TextNewspaper       Probably J. H. HACKLEY, US#75671, 45 t., a long-time Chicago tug....
    TextNewspaper     Probably J. H. HACKLEY, US#75671, 45 t., a long-time Chicago tug....
  • Detroit Evening News (Detroit, MI), Oct 17, 1886
    TextNewspaper       North Fox is in northern Lake Michigan about 40 miles east of Petoskey, Michigan, and 42 miles north of Glen Haven....
    TextNewspaper     North Fox is in northern Lake Michigan about 40 miles east of Petoskey, Michigan, and 42 miles north of Glen Haven....
  • Detroit Evening News (Detroit, MI), Oct. 20, 1886
    TextNewspaper       *Knights of Labor - click HERE for the story...
    TextNewspaper     *Knights of Labor - click HERE for the story...
  • Detroit Evening News (Detroit, MI), Oct. 16, 1886
    TextNewspaper      

    The names of the contractors who brought 28 carpenters from Maine to build the new vessel at Clark's dry dock this winter are Elbridge Soule and Albert Wick, of Bath, Que.

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    The names of the contractors who brought 28 carpenters from Maine to build the new vessel at Clark's dry dock this winter are Elbridge Soule and Albert Wick, of Bath, ...

  • Detroit Evening News (Detroit, MI), Oct. 10, 1886
    TextNewspaper       I'm not certain of the relationship between this Edmund Fitzgerald and the namesake of the famous freighter (who was chairman of Northwestern Insurance Co., the owner of the boat), but the 20th century Edmund had his roots in Port Huron, so there probably is one....
    TextNewspaper     I'm not certain of the relationship between this Edmund Fitzgerald and the namesake of the famous freighter (who was chairman of Northwestern Insurance Co., the owner of the boat), but ...
  • Detroit Evening News (Detroit, MI), Oct. 11, 1886
    TextNewspaper      

    *Purchased from the Edwards family.

    **De Rivera established at this time the first vinyards on the islands. Grapes and wine have since become a major industry of the area.

    Ohio State Parks concurs with the basics of this article regarding South Bass and the other islands: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/lakeerie.htm. For location ...

    TextNewspaper    

    *Purchased from the Edwards family.

    **De Rivera established at this time the first vinyards on the islands. Grapes and wine have since become a major industry of the area.

    Ohio ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), July 6, 1886
    TextNewspaper       And where would you hide a thing like a fish tug? 45 ft., 19 t., built 1881, Saugatuck, Michigan. (US#3197)....
    TextNewspaper     And where would you hide a thing like a fish tug? 45 ft., 19 t., built 1881, Saugatuck, Michigan. (US#3197)....
  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), June 25, 1886
    TextNewspaper      

    Capt. R. Joliffe of the schooner Nellie, which vessel waterlogged and turned over in Georgian bay June 6, clung to the wreck for nine days without food when she drifted on an island and he was picked up more dead than alive.

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    Capt. R. Joliffe of the schooner Nellie, which vessel waterlogged and turned over in Georgian bay June 6, clung to the wreck for nine days without food when she drifted ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), June 11, 1886
    TextNewspaper       The AUGUSTUS FORD (US#1084) was built at Oswego by Ford & Riggs in 1853. She had a few years left in her yet, going ashore near Fairport and wrecking for the last time in April of 1890....
    TextNewspaper     The AUGUSTUS FORD (US#1084) was built at Oswego by Ford & Riggs in 1853. She had a few years left in her yet, going ashore near Fairport and wrecking for ...
  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), June 6, 1886
    TextNewspaper      

    Canadian vessels are not allowed to discharge their cargoes at Wallaceburg after 4 p.m. At Sarnia steamers are not allowed to land excursionists on Sunday.

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    TextNewspaper    

    Canadian vessels are not allowed to discharge their cargoes at Wallaceburg after 4 p.m. At Sarnia steamers are not allowed to land excursionists on Sunday.

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  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), July 3, 1886
    TextNewspaper      

    The new shipping laws which abolish the collection of certain fees from the masters and owners of vessels will prove of much interest to all concerned. It does away with the fees for measurement of tonnage, issuing of licenses or certificates with other preliminaries that are well out of the ...

    TextNewspaper    

    The new shipping laws which abolish the collection of certain fees from the masters and owners of vessels will prove of much interest to all concerned. It does away with ...

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