The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Year:  1896  Item type(s):  Clippings   Sort by:  Oldest date (to newest)
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St. Joseph Saturday Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 9 May 1896 
TextNewspapers    The old steamer Fountain City was partially burned late Tuesday night, while moored at the coal dock at Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The steamer was being repaired and put in condition for service. The loss will amount to about $6,000. She is owned by John Leatham, of Sturgeon Bay, and B. F. Davison,...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 9 Jun, 1896 
TextNewspapers    RELIC OF THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE It is probably not generally known, but lying in the water of Spring Lake, near Ferrysburg (Mich.) is the lower portion of the hull of the sloop Porcupine, one of the nine vessels that Com. Perry commanded in the memorable battle on Lake Erie in 1812 (sic), when...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 9 Jun, 1896 
TextNewspapers    ... that wooden-hulled vessels would reclaim their place from steel ones as the major type of cargo carrier on the lakes. Below are the names of all of the Davidson vessels built up to and including 1896, with year of launch. Of Davidson's 88 major vessels (exclusive of a number of lighters, ice barges and dump...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep 1, 1896 
TextNewspapers    ...Though not exactly a shining example of professional journalism, this article from way back when a million dollars was real money lists some of the prominent men in the Lake Carriers' Association of 1896. All of the big shooters mentioned came up through the ranks and "paid their dues," so to speak...
Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), Sat., Jan 11, 1896 
TextNewspapers    LAKE DISASTERS OF 1895 A list of the total losses of lake craft of the various classes, valued at about $1,300,000 are as follows: SCHOONERS DATE NAME CASUALTY VALUE Dec Adams, G. W. S'nk by ice $35,000 Alzora (Br.) Wrecked 1,000 Sept. 10 Ames, S. T. Wrecked...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep 23, 1896 
TextNewspapers    CLAIMS TO HAVE LOCATED THE CHICORA A spiritualist calling himself Prof. James Gustin, who has been at Benton Harbor several weeks, says the Chicora is in the lake ten miles out and 255 ½ (degrees) from the lighthouse in St. Joseph, in 180 feet of water. He shows a document which he says was ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 26, 1896 
TextNewspapers    A NOVEL PROPOSITION ________ Dunkirk Man Thinks the Richmond Hull Might be Seen from a Balloon The recent discovery of wreckage by the fishing tug Seabird in the track wherein it has been supposed the wreck of the steamer Dean Richmond will be found, if ever discovered, and which has again ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 14, 1896 
TextNewspapers    Dean Richmond Thought to Have Been Found Dunkirk, N. Y., May 13. - Again it is believe that the wreck of the Dean Richmond, which foundered October 14, 1893, with all on board, is found. Yesterday afternoon the fishing tug Sea Bird, under Capt. Babb and Engineer Towne, and owned by James ...
St. Joseph Saturday Herald (St. Joseph, MI), 4 Jan. 1896 
TextNewspapers    The steamer Puritan was burned to the water's edge at Manistee, Mich., on the afternoon of December 31 and is a total loss. She had a watchman on board, who kept a fire in the stove in the cook's galley but spent most of his time in other parts of the craft doing repair work. The fire started...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Aug. 30, 1896 
TextNewspapers    Michigan Wrecking and Salvage is trying to raise the schooner Geo. W. Adams near Colchester. She was cut by ice last October while bound for Chicago with coal. ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep. 1, 1896 
TextNewspapers    DIDN'T RAISE THE ADAMS WRECK Colchester, Ont., August 31. - The attempt to raise the schooner Adams was not a success, on account of the parting of three of the heaviest chains. A twenty-mile wind raised such a sea that it was necessary to take the pontoons to the river for shelter. It is ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep. 1, 1896 
TextNewspapers    LISTEN TO LAURIER ________ Is Willing to Deepen St. Lawrence Canals for Our Benefit Wilfrid Laurier, the new Canadian premier, talks as though he intended to push the plan for deepening the St. Lawrence canals to twenty-one feet or more for all there is in it. He seems to be willing to more...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep. 1, 1896 
TextNewspapers    ...Capt. George McKay drowned in the foundering of the schooner-barge LITTLE WISSAHICKON on July 10, 1896. His body was found near Fairport, Ohio and positively identified on September 23....
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), January 4, 1896 
TextNewspapers    The old sidewheeler, built at Garden Island by H. Roney, was a total loss. She apparently had no Canadian registry number, and was 144 ft. keel by 43 ft. beam by 10 ft depth of hold, and 309 tons. Calvins dismantled her over the following year.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 3, 1896 
TextNewspapers    NEARLY $40,000 _______ That is the Loss by the Wrecking of the Merida's Engines _______ It is figured by local experts that the sum the underwriters will have to pay because of the wrecking of the Merida's engines will be between $30,000 and $40,000. It is said that not a vestige of the ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thur., June 11, 1896 
TextNewspapers    CLIPPER CITY was US#4347 and had a long and relatively uneventful career on Lake Michigan until being abandoned to sink in the Chicago River about 1885.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sun., April 5, 1896 
TextNewspapers    DID SHE BURN? _______ CHARRED WRECKAGE FROM THE CHICORA CAME ASHORE _______ St. Joseph, Mich., April 4. - Large quantities of wreckage from the steamer Chicora were found on the beach south of here to-day. It consisted of furniture, upper works and barrels which were identified as coming...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Apr 25, 1896 
TextNewspapers    CHICORA PROBABLY LOCATED ________ FIRE EXTINGUISHER BEARING "CHICORA" WASHED ASHORE ________ St. Joseph, Mich., April 24. - President Graham, of the Graham & Morton Transportation Co., considers that the location of the steamer Chicora is now settled. Ever since the boat foundered numerous...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Jun 1, 1896 
TextNewspapers    CHICORA WRECKAGE _______ GREAT QUANTITIES OF IT BEING WASHED ASHORE _______ Laporte, Ind. May 31, - (Special.) - The high winds of the last few days have washed up great quantities of wreckage from the ill-fated Chicora at points between Michigan City and New Buffalo. The wreckage shows...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Jun 5, 1896 
TextNewspapers    Searching For the Chicora _______ St. Joseph, June 4. - The search for the steamer Chicora resumed this morning by the tugs Canford and Payne. They began dragging the lake at a point seven miles south of the harbor and will work northwest until they reach the lines made last fall by the ...

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