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  • WAUBIC in a Georgian Bay channel
    Image       A rare photo of WAUBIC shows her negotiating a narrow Georgian Bay channel.
    Image     A rare photo of WAUBIC shows her negotiating a narrow Georgian Bay channel.
  • Toronto's West Market Street slip with SOPHIA MINCH and ONGIARA.
    Image       ...Toronto's West Market Street slip looked like this on October 5, 1914...
    Image     ...Toronto's West Market Street slip looked like this on October 5, 1914...
  • City of Hamilton
    Image       Photograph of CITY OF HAMILTON in the livery of Canada Steamship Lines but before the deckhouses were removed.
    Image     Photograph of CITY OF HAMILTON in the livery of Canada Steamship Lines but before the deckhouses were removed.
  • Howard M. Hanna Jr. in drydock
    Image       Photograph of HOWARD M. HANNA JR. in drydock at Collingwood showing the extent of damage suffered when she stranded on Lake Huron during the Great Storm of November 1913.
    Image     Photograph of HOWARD M. HANNA JR. in drydock at Collingwood showing the extent of damage suffered when she stranded on Lake Huron during the Great Storm of November 1913.
  • Turret Chief on Keweenaw Point
    Image       ...Photograph of TURRET CHIEF during 1914 salvage operations not only shows...
    Image     ...Photograph of TURRET CHIEF during 1914 salvage operations not only shows...
  • Syracuse
    Image       ...Photograph of the SYRACUSE under way at speed, c 1914-17....
    Image     ...Photograph of the SYRACUSE under way at speed, c 1914-17....
  • Rapide Plat canal near Morrisburg
    Imagecomment       Real postcard of Canada Starch Company steamboat RALPH T. HOLCOMB towing a two masted schooner, probably the FLORA CARVETH, in the Rapide Plat, with the Rapide Plat canal in the foreground and Morrisburg, ON in the background.
    Imagecomment     Real postcard of Canada Starch Company steamboat RALPH T. HOLCOMB towing a two masted schooner, probably the FLORA CARVETH, in the Rapide Plat, with the Rapide Plat canal in the ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thurs. May 14, 1914
    TextNewspaper       DIVER IDENTIFIES LOST LIGHTSHIP _______ Will Search Thursday for Bodies of Crew, Including Two Michigan Men.

    Special to the Free Press

    Buffalo, N.Y., May 13. - David Beaudry, diver from Detroit, in two descents today from the United States lake survey steamer ...

    TextNewspaper     DIVER IDENTIFIES LOST LIGHTSHIP _______ Will Search Thursday for Bodies of Crew, Including Two Michigan Men.

    Special to the Free Press

    Buffalo, N.Y., May 13. - David Beaudry, diver from ...

  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thurs. May 14, 1914
    TextNewspaper       BIG DREDGES GO TO ST. LAWRENCE _______ Two of Ladder Type, Largest Built in Canada, Come From Collongwood [sic] Yard _______ AROUSE INTEREST ALONG DETROIT'S RIVER FRONT _______ Powerful Vessels Will Help in Deepening Ship Canal Below ...
    TextNewspaper     BIG DREDGES GO TO ST. LAWRENCE _______ Two of Ladder Type, Largest Built in Canada, Come From Collongwood [sic] Yard _______ AROUSE INTEREST ALONG DETROIT'S RIVER FRONT _______ Powerful Vessels ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues. May 5, 1914
    TextNewspaper       MARINE NOTES

    President William Livingstone, of the Lake Carriers' Association, was in Chicago Monday.

    C. L. Perkins, general agent in Buffalo for the D. &. C., is in Detroit for a conference with officers of the company.

    Thomas Roach has been made foreman of the D. ...

    TextNewspaper     MARINE NOTES

    President William Livingstone, of the Lake Carriers' Association, was in Chicago Monday.

    C. L. Perkins, general agent in Buffalo for the D. &. C., is in Detroit for ...

  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues. May 5, 1914
    TextNewspaper       BODY RECALLS GREAT GALE _______ Corpse of Third Man Lost Off Nottingham is Found Special to the Free Press

    Sault Ste Marie, Mich., May 4. - A body of a sailor, supposed to be that of Joseph W. Smith, was found on the beach near Michipicoten mission by Indians. The ...

    TextNewspaper     BODY RECALLS GREAT GALE _______ Corpse of Third Man Lost Off Nottingham is Found Special to the Free Press

    Sault Ste Marie, Mich., May 4. - A body of a ...

  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues. May 5, 1914
    TextNewspaper       BARLUM'S CHEF IS DEAD _______ Clarence Smith, of Amherstburg, Was Well Known on the Lakes.

    Clarence Smith, 55 years old, of Amherstburg, Ont., well known as a chef on lake freighters, died Monday in the United States marine hospital, Buffalo. He had been in ill health ...

    TextNewspaper     BARLUM'S CHEF IS DEAD _______ Clarence Smith, of Amherstburg, Was Well Known on the Lakes.

    Clarence Smith, 55 years old, of Amherstburg, Ont., well known as a chef on lake ...

  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues. May 5, 1914
    TextNewspaper       WALDO IS BROUGHT TO PORTAGE LAKE _______ Captain Cunning and Wrecker Favorite Recover Victim of November Gale

    With more favorable weather conditions than they encountered last winter, the wrecker Favorite and Capt. Alex Cunning, wrecking master for the Great Lakes ...

    TextNewspaper     WALDO IS BROUGHT TO PORTAGE LAKE _______ Captain Cunning and Wrecker Favorite Recover Victim of November Gale

    With more favorable weather conditions than they encountered last winter, the wrecker Favorite ...

  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Mon. May 4, 1914
    TextNewspaper      

    *American steel bulker US#204815, 6,035 g.t. Later G.N. WILSON, CONSUMER'S POWER, HARRY YATES and EDMUND P. SMITH. Scrapped in 1963.

    ** apoplexy = stroke

    For more on Capt. Forrest's career and his nautical family, see http://www.hhpl.on.ca/GreatLakes/Documents/HGL2/default.asp?ID=s397

    ...
    TextNewspaper    

    *American steel bulker US#204815, 6,035 g.t. Later G.N. WILSON, CONSUMER'S POWER, HARRY YATES and EDMUND P. SMITH. Scrapped in 1963.

    ** apoplexy = stroke

    For more on Capt. Forrest's career ...

  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Fri. May 1, 1914
    TextNewspaper       Ex-U.S. bulker MASSACHUSETTS (US#91416). See Historical Collections of the Great Lakes for information and photo....
    TextNewspaper     Ex-U.S. bulker MASSACHUSETTS (US#91416). See Historical Collections of the Great Lakes for information and photo....
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Fri. May 1, 1914
    TextNewspaper       Ashtabula Launching is Delayed

    Special to the Free Press

    Ashtabula, O., April 30. - The new steamer W. H. Donner, building at the Great Lakes Engineering Works here, is to be launched at 1:30 p. m. May 7, instead of May 2, as originally announced.

    ...
    TextNewspaper     Ashtabula Launching is Delayed

    Special to the Free Press

    Ashtabula, O., April 30. - The new steamer W. H. Donner, building at the Great Lakes Engineering Works here, is to ...

  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thur. April 30, 1914
    TextNewspaper       Alpena is On and Off

    Special to the Free Press

    Alpena, Mich., April 20. - Steamer Alpena, of the Wyandotte Transportation company, ran aground in the channel near the Huron Portland Cement company's plant today and the tugs Dreadnaught and Ralph had to go to her assistance. ...

    TextNewspaper     Alpena is On and Off

    Special to the Free Press

    Alpena, Mich., April 20. - Steamer Alpena, of the Wyandotte Transportation company, ran aground in the channel near the Huron ...

  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thur. April 30, 1914
    TextNewspaper       MARINE NOTES

    Steamer City of Alpena II, of the D. & C., will arrive at Detroit Thursday on her first return trip from St. Ignace. She will go on to Toledo, returning in time to leave Detroit at 9:30 a.m. Friday on her second trip over the upshore route.

    Bridal ...

    TextNewspaper     MARINE NOTES

    Steamer City of Alpena II, of the D. & C., will arrive at Detroit Thursday on her first return trip from St. Ignace. She will go on to ...

  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Mon. May 11, 1914
    TextNewspaper       The FREMONT referred to is probably US#93033, built as the riverine paddle steamer MAY GRAHAM at St. Joseph, Mich., in 1900, renamed BELLE in 1901 and FREMONT in 1906. She was 90 tons and 112 feet keel, with a depth of only 5 feet. With her shallow depth and paddle ...
    TextNewspaper     The FREMONT referred to is probably US#93033, built as the riverine paddle steamer MAY GRAHAM at St. Joseph, Mich., in 1900, renamed BELLE in 1901 and FREMONT in 1906. She ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Mon. May 11, 1914
    TextNewspaper       BLOCKS WAY TO TOLEDO. _______ Steamer Peavey Caught on Drawbridge; Delays Owana Again

    Steamer Owana, of the White Star line fleet, missed her second trip Sunday at Toledo for Detroit, as the result of the blocking of the channel at the Pennsylvania Railroad drawbridge ...

    TextNewspaper     BLOCKS WAY TO TOLEDO. _______ Steamer Peavey Caught on Drawbridge; Delays Owana Again

    Steamer Owana, of the White Star line fleet, missed her second trip Sunday at Toledo for Detroit, ...

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