The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat., May 4,  1895 
TextNewspapers    Death of Captain Thomas Dobbie This morning occurred the death of Captain Thomas Dobbie, one of Oswego's best -known citizens, at his home in West Fourth Street. Captain Dobbie was born March 21st, 1815, in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1821 he came to America with his parents and lived for a year...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 31, 1895 
TextNewspapers    Capt. George Robarge, master of the propeller S. S. CURRY, says the sea serpent is not a myth. With his own eyes, he beheld the hideous monster. It was sunset, says the captain, on his last trip down from Duluth, when near White Fish Point (Lake Superior) that the antediluvian reptile thrust...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 16 Jun 1895 
TextNewspapers    ... UNITED STATES MARINE POST OFFICE, DETROIT, MICHIGAN On Wednesday, June 19, 1895, the marine post office, established at Detroit by order of the postmaster-general, will begin the delivery of mail, including registered matter, to all boats passing Detroit. The success of the marine service...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 1 Jul 1895 
TextNewspapers    A CORKER ________ READ, AND JUDGE WHETHER THE BOAT OR DESCRIPTION IS MEANT A polar bear at the equator or an ostrich in Alaska would not be much more out of place or attract more attention than a stern-wheel steamboat on Lake Superior. Nevertheless a stern wheeler, better known to people as...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 20 Jul 1895 
TextNewspapers    SEEING SIXTY MILES _______ United States Engineers Did it on Lake Superior _______ The lake survey parties under Assistant Engineers Haskell and Russell have recently measured some angles of the triangulation, which involved seeing across Lake Superior from Gargantua to Crisp's Point, a ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 12 Aug 1895 
TextNewspapers    THE EAGLE SCREAMS The Detroit Dry Dock Co. is the lucky shipbuilding firm to figure in what is probably the most noteworthy shipbuilding contract on record for the lakes, in receiving an order from the Russian government for the construction of three monster car ferry steamers the size of the...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 3 Dec, 1895 
TextNewspapers    When the flames in the fire-hold of the W. H. Gilbert were at their height and that part of the steamer a mass of of fire from the burning oil, one of the steel plates on the ship's side cracked and the steel parted three-sixteenths of an inch wide by three feet long below the water line. The ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 3 Dec, 1895 
TextNewspapers    SUPERIOR'S PECULIARITIES ----------------------- A Surveyor Sees a Few Interesting Things to Tell About That Lake The lake survey party at work on Lake Superior in charge of Engineer Thomas Russell have returned to the Soo. Mr. Russell's party was in the field from May 6,...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wed., 15 May, 1895 
TextNewspapers    OFF KENOSHA _______ Schooner Kate Kelly and Steamer Petoskey Supposed to be in Trouble _______ Kenosha, Wis., May 14. - The fishing tug Engel picked up a portion of the schooner Kate Kelly, bearing the vessel's name, also a yawl boat and pail marked steamer Petoskey. Tugs are scouring the ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thur., 16 May, 1895 
TextNewspapers    STILL UNKNOWN _______ That Capsized Schooner Located off North Point, near Racine Racine, May 15. - The wreck of a vessel was located this morning two miles east of North Point by the life-saving crew. The wreck lies in ten fathoms of water, and the fore top-mast is out of water several...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 16 Oct, 1895 
TextNewspapers    Notice is given that the wreck of the schooner Kate Kelly, off Wind Point (Racine Point), Wis., has been removed. ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 5 Jul, 1895 
TextNewspapers    It may not be generally known that the submerged copper thrown from the Centurion off Isle Royale, had to be guarded all winter by armed men. Capt. Tuttle, who had the matter in charge, was about to place one man on the spot, but he was assured that one man would stand no chance there, so he put...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 18 July, 1895 
TextNewspapers    ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL _______ And Gus Peterson was Rudely Awakened by a Slap While trying to snatch a wink of sleep at the wheel of the schooner Nassau, bound up, at daybreak yesterday morning, Gus Peterson, able bodied seaman, was rudely awakened by a resounding slap on the left side of the...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 18 July, 1895 
TextNewspapers    ...The NORTH LAND (US#130690) and NORTH WEST (US#130661 ) were nearly identical 4200 t. passenger steamers built in 1895 at Cleveland. NORTH LAND was cut in two to transit the Welland Canal in 1918 to join WWI, but was too late and was never reassembled. She was scrapped in 1921. NORTH WEST was gutted...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 16 May, 1895 
TextNewspapers    SIX MEN ARE LOST _______ No Longer a Doubt of the Kelly's Loss _______ Tug Charm Finds a Large Amount of her Wreckage _______ Which Indicates That She Pounded to Pieces _______ She Was Nearly 30 years old Rated Only B1 _______ Chicago, May 15. - All doubt that the schooner Kate Kelly...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 12 Jun, 1895 
TextNewspapers    John Harms, a submarine diver, descended to the foundered Kate Kelly, off Racine North point on Sunday. He found the hull headed in a northeasterly direction. The jibboom and bowsprit were intact, but the foremast was gone and the staysail was hanging to the rigging and stays. One anchor was ...
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.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sun., May 12, 1895 
TextNewspapers    The steamer City of Kalamazoo should have left South Haven (Mich.) Friday for an excursion party. It was her first trip of the season, and there was a general howl from her crew against her sailing on Friday. The captain was as thoroughly saturated with superstition as the rest, and to the ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Nov. 20, 1895 
TextNewspapers    OBITUARY Abner C. Mattoon Abner C. Mattoon, one of Oswego's oldest and best known citizens died at the family residence in West Second street a few minutes before noon to-day in the eight-first year of his age. Few men in this country had a more eventful career than Mr. Mattoon. Starting at...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 27 Jun, 1895 
TextNewspapers    The lighthouse board yesterday gave notice that on July 5 the color of the skeleton iron tower at the station at White Fish Point, southeast part of Lake Superior, will be changed from brown to white, to render it more prominent as a day mark. ...

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(Schooner) (1) A. A. Parker (Propeller) (1) A. Everett (Propeller) (1) A. McVittie (Propeller) (1) A. Stewart (Schooner) (1) A. W. Comstock (Schooner) (1) Abbie L. Andrews (Schooner) (1) Africa (Propeller) (2) Agnes (Schooner) (1) Agnes Arnold (Propeller) (1) Alexandria (steamboat) (1) Alva (Propeller) (1) Alzora (Schooner) (1) America (steamboat) (1) American (1) Andrew Jackson (Schooner) (1) Annie M. Ash (Schooner) (1) Arabia (Propeller) (1) Arctic (Schooner) (1) Argo (Steam yacht) (1) Arthur Orr (Propeller) (1) Aurania (Schooner) (2) B. B. Inman (Propeller) (1) Barge 130 (Barge) (1) Barges (8) Benjamin F. Bruce (Schooner) (1) Bliss (Barge) (1) Britannic (Propeller) (1) Bulgaria (Propeller) (1) Burlington (Propeller) (1) C. A. King (Schooner) (1) C. F. Bielman (Propeller) (1) C. H. Johnson (Schooner) (1) C. L. Boynton (Propeller) (1) C. N. Johnson (Schooner) (1) C. W. Wells (Propeller) (1) Campana (Propeller) (2) Canal boats (3) Carrie May (Propeller) (1) Cayuga (Propeller) (1) Centurion (Propeller) (1) Charles J. Kershaw (Propeller) (1) Charleston (Steam canal boat) (1) Charlie O. Smith (Tug) (1) Chemung (Propeller) (1) Cheney Ames (Schooner) (1) Chester B. Jones (Schooner) (1) Chicora (Propeller) (1) Chili (Propeller) (1) Chinook (Steam yacht) (1) Christina A. Forbes (Propeller) (1) Churchill (Schooner) (1) Cibola (steamboat) (1) City of Buffalo (steamboat) (1) City of Paris (Propeller) (1) City of Rome (Propeller) (1) City of Toledo (steamboat) (1) Clyde (Propeller) (1) Colonel Ellsworth (Schooner) (1) Columbia (Propeller) (2) Commerce (Schooner) (1) Condor (Schooner) (1) Corona (steamboat) (1) Corsica (Propeller) (1) Cynthia (Steam yacht) (1) D. D. Calvin (Propeller) (1) D. K. Clint (Schooner) (1) Daisy (Propeller) (1) Dauntless (Schooner) (2) Dredging (1) Dundee (Schooner) (1) E. C. Pope (Propeller) (1) E. R. Williams (Schooner) (1) Egyptian (Propeller) (1) Eldorado (Propeller) (1) Elizabeth A. Nicholson (Schooner) (1) Elk (Fish tug) (1) Ellen M. Baxter (Schooner) (1) Jack (Propeller) (2) John Raber (Schooner) (2) Matoa (Propeller) (2) N. K. Fairbanks (Propeller) (2) Nellie (Propeller) (3) North Land (Propeller) (3) North West (Propeller) (2) Northern King (Propeller) (2) Penobscot (Propeller) (2) Pilgrim (Propeller) (3) Propellers (163) Puritan (Propeller) (4) Reindeer (Schooner) (2) Schooners (87) Skylark (Schooner) (2) Steam canal boats (4) Steam yachts (7) Steamboats (10) Tugs (7) Unique (Propeller) (2) Victory (Propeller) (3) Yukon (Schooner) (3)
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