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  • HIBOU surfaces from the depths of Georgian Bay
    Image       Much the worse for wear, HIBOU surfaces from the depths of Georgian Bay in October, 1942.
    Image     Much the worse for wear, HIBOU surfaces from the depths of Georgian Bay in October, 1942.
  • Turret Chief on Keweenaw Point
    Image       Photograph of TURRET CHIEF during 1914 salvage operations not only shows how close she was to the shore of Keweenaw Point, but also illustrates the narrowness of her upper deck and the width of the harbour deck.
    Image     Photograph of TURRET CHIEF during 1914 salvage operations not only shows how close she was to the shore of Keweenaw Point, but also illustrates the narrowness of her upper deck ...
  • Cornwall towing on the Rock Ferry
    Image       Photograph of CORNWALL assisting the steamer ROCK FERRY aground at Main Duck Island
    Image     Photograph of CORNWALL assisting the steamer ROCK FERRY aground at Main Duck Island
  • The Propeller Buffalo
    NewspaperText  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Nov 1861, p. 4     THE PROPELLER BUFFALO.--The propeller Buffalo, of which we have had occasion to notice during the past week as being aground at the head of Fighting Island in the river below, has been finally liberated.The services of steam tugs proving of little or no avail the marine boxes of the Messrs. ...
    NewspaperText  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Nov 1861, p. 4   THE PROPELLER BUFFALO.--The propeller Buffalo, of which we have had occasion to notice during the past week as being aground at the head of Fighting Island in the river below, ...
  • Door County Democrat (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 13 Mar 1897
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    Baileys Harbor The tug Truscott, which was scuttled to save her from being shoved ashore about two weeks ago is being raised by Capt. John Brann. The work has progressed so far that the decks are now above water. Nels Nelson, of Sawyer, has been hired to do the repair ...

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    Baileys Harbor The tug Truscott, which was scuttled to save her from being shoved ashore about two weeks ago is being raised by Capt. John Brann. The work has progressed ...

  • To Raise the Barge Masten
    NewspaperText  Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 30 Apr 1898, p. 1, column 1     To Raise the Barge masten.

    An effort will be made by the wrecking tug Wright, of this port, to raise the barge Joseph G. Masten at Twin River Pt. The Masten lies submerged, her bow in 14 ft, of water her stern in 12 1/2 ft. She lies heading north; ...

    NewspaperText  Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 30 Apr 1898, p. 1, column 1   To Raise the Barge masten.

    An effort will be made by the wrecking tug Wright, of this port, to raise the barge Joseph G. Masten at Twin River Pt. The ...

  • Lightship Rests On Even Keel at Last
    NewspaperText  Muskegon News Chronicle, 17 Feb 1912, p. 5     Lightship Rests On Even Keel at Last _______ Sunken Boat Partially Righted After Long Battle in Water _______

    As a result of thismorninb's pumping operations on the sunken lightship Milwaukee, No. 95, at the Racine Boat Manufacturing company's west wharf, the ship ...

    NewspaperText  Muskegon News Chronicle, 17 Feb 1912, p. 5   Lightship Rests On Even Keel at Last _______ Sunken Boat Partially Righted After Long Battle in Water _______

    As a result of thismorninb's pumping operations on the sunken lightship Milwaukee, ...

  • Lightship, Raised 10 Feet From Water At Stern, Again Settles to Bed of Lake
    NewspaperText  Muskegon News Chronicle, 19 Feb 1912, p. 1     Lightship, Raised 10 Feet From Water At Stern, Again Settles to Bed of Lake

    After the stern of the sunken lightship Milwaukee No. 95, at the Racine Boat Manufacturing company's west dock, had been raised out of water about ten feet this morning by assiduous pumping, and the pumps ...

    NewspaperText  Muskegon News Chronicle, 19 Feb 1912, p. 1   Lightship, Raised 10 Feet From Water At Stern, Again Settles to Bed of Lake

    After the stern of the sunken lightship Milwaukee No. 95, at the Racine Boat Manufacturing company's ...

  • Lightship Afloat at Last; Crowd Cheers
    NewspaperText  Muskegon News Chronicle, 20 Feb 1912, p. 1     Lightship Afloat at Last; Crowd Cheers _______ Hundreds See Successful Culmination of Over Week of Effort. _______

    After over a week's effort in trying to raise the sunken lightship, Milwaukee No. 95, which went down in a storm at the Racine Boat Manufacturing ...

    NewspaperText  Muskegon News Chronicle, 20 Feb 1912, p. 1   Lightship Afloat at Last; Crowd Cheers _______ Hundreds See Successful Culmination of Over Week of Effort. _______

    After over a week's effort in trying to raise the sunken lightship, Milwaukee ...

  • Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 17 Nov 1894
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    Our Inland Marine. The Advocate is in receipt of a lengthy communication from Capt. A. G. Brown of Milwaukee who was master as well as owner of the scow L. May Gutherie, which stranded on Fisherman's shoal on the morning of Sept. 27, in which he expresses his gratitude to ...

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    Our Inland Marine. The Advocate is in receipt of a lengthy communication from Capt. A. G. Brown of Milwaukee who was master as well as owner of the scow L. ...

  • Steamer Turret Chief Is Pulled off Rocks
    NewspaperText  Toronto World (Toronto, ON), 15 Jul 1914, p. 11     Steamer Turret Chief Is Pulled off Rocks

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    Canadian Press Despatch

    CALUMET, Mich., July 14.--After many weeks of effort, Captain Alexander Cunning and his crew of wreckers have succeeded in releasing the Canadian seamer ...

    NewspaperText  Toronto World (Toronto, ON), 15 Jul 1914, p. 11   Steamer Turret Chief Is Pulled off Rocks

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    Canadian Press Despatch

    CALUMET, Mich., July 14.--After many weeks of effort, Captain Alexander Cunning and his crew of wreckers have ...

  • Barge Halsted Released
    NewspaperText  Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 18 Jun 1914, p. 2, column 3     BARGE HALSTED RELEASED.

    The barge Halsted, which was on the beach at Washington Harbor, was re­ leased and brought here Sunday.

    The Halsted was driven on the beach during the storm of November last and was given up as a total loss, having been raised high and dry by ...

    NewspaperText  Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 18 Jun 1914, p. 2, column 3   BARGE HALSTED RELEASED.

    The barge Halsted, which was on the beach at Washington Harbor, was re­ leased and brought here Sunday.

    The Halsted was driven on the beach during the ...

  • Buckley is Released
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 8 Jul 1915, p. 14     Buckley is Released

    DETROIT, July 7.--Steamer Edward Buckley was released from the beach at Colchester, Ont., by the tug Leroy Brooks and Capt. F. J. Trotter of Amherstburg, Tuesday night, after lightering between 80,000 and 90,000 feet of her deck load of maple on the barge City ...

    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 8 Jul 1915, p. 14   Buckley is Released

    DETROIT, July 7.--Steamer Edward Buckley was released from the beach at Colchester, Ont., by the tug Leroy Brooks and Capt. F. J. Trotter of Amherstburg, Tuesday night, ...

  • Schoonmaker Released
    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 18 Nov 1913, p. 7     SCHOONMAKE RELEASED

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont., Nov. 17.-- The wireless station here reports that the big freighter Schoonmaker, which ran ashore off Mission river, has been released by tugs. She was only slightly damaged.

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    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 18 Nov 1913, p. 7   SCHOONMAKE RELEASED

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont., Nov. 17.-- The wireless station here reports that the big freighter Schoonmaker, which ran ashore off Mission river, has been released by tugs. She ...

  • Two tugboats and a barge
    Imagemysterycomment       A photograph of the tugboat RESCUE, a second tug and a barge anchored in a bay or river. There were three late nineteenth century tugs named RESCUE. This one has ownership markings on the bow that appear to reference "Deseronto". A 62 foot tug was built in Deseronto in 1885 ...
    Imagemysterycomment     A photograph of the tugboat RESCUE, a second tug and a barge anchored in a bay or river. There were three late nineteenth century tugs named RESCUE. This one has ...
  • Steamer Rand Disabled
    NewspaperText  Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 12 Nov 1898, p. 1, column 1     The Steamer Rand Disabled

    The disabled steamer Rand was towed into port Monday afternoon by the steamer Ed­ward Buckley. The Rand was lumber laden from Ludington to St. Joseph. When twenty miles off Grand Haven Monday morning her engine was disabled by a broken piston rod. The ...

    NewspaperText  Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 12 Nov 1898, p. 1, column 1   The Steamer Rand Disabled

    The disabled steamer Rand was towed into port Monday afternoon by the steamer Ed­ward Buckley. The Rand was lumber laden from Ludington to St. Joseph. When ...

  • Wrecking Scene on Lake Michigan
    Image       "Wrecking Scene on Lake Michigan. Propeller Keystone and consort J. G. Masten, ashore on Twin River Point, near Two Rivers, Wis. A wrecking tug of Sturgeon Bay released the propeller promptly. The schooner slid off into deep water, foundering very quickly."
    Image     "Wrecking Scene on Lake Michigan. Propeller Keystone and consort J. G. Masten, ashore on Twin River Point, near Two Rivers, Wis. A wrecking tug of Sturgeon Bay released the propeller ...
  • Raising Sunken Lightship in Midwinter Slow, Dangerous Job
    NewspaperText  Muskegon News Chronicle, 2 Feb 1912, p. 1     Raising Sunken Lightship in Midwinter Slow, Dangerous Job _______

    Raising a sunken vessel in mid-winter, and that too in the coldest winter that Muskegon has experienced in at least 41 years of its history, according to weather bureau records, is the unique operation that ...

    NewspaperText  Muskegon News Chronicle, 2 Feb 1912, p. 1   Raising Sunken Lightship in Midwinter Slow, Dangerous Job _______

    Raising a sunken vessel in mid-winter, and that too in the coldest winter that Muskegon has experienced in at least 41 ...

  • Recovers Vessel Lost Last Fall
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 4 Jul 1914, p. 11     Recovers Vessel Lost Last Fall _______ Capt. Cunning Floats Steamer Turret Chief From Keweenaw Point. _______

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    Capt. Alex Cunning, wrecking master in charge of the steamer Favorite, yesterday released the steamer Turret Chief from the beach at Copper ...
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 4 Jul 1914, p. 11   Recovers Vessel Lost Last Fall _______ Capt. Cunning Floats Steamer Turret Chief From Keweenaw Point. _______

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    Capt. Alex Cunning, wrecking master in charge of the steamer Favorite, yesterday ...
  • Hope to Save Wrecked Tomlinson Freighter
    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 14 Nov 1913, p. 2     HOPE TO SAVE WRECKED TOMLINSON FREIGHTER.

    Reports from the Soo last night said that work on the steamer Fred G. Hartwell of the Tomlinson line, Duluth, was proceeding as fast as the weather permitted. Ore is being thrown overboard, and the lighters expect to float it ...

    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 14 Nov 1913, p. 2   HOPE TO SAVE WRECKED TOMLINSON FREIGHTER.

    Reports from the Soo last night said that work on the steamer Fred G. Hartwell of the Tomlinson line, Duluth, was proceeding as fast ...

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