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  • IRVIN L. CLYMER upbound on Lake Superior under tow
    Image       Al Seigert was on the bridge of GEORGE M. HUMPHREY on Sept. 26, 1980, when he took this view of IRVIN L. CLYMER upbound on Lake Superior under tow, en route to Superior for refitting.
    Image     Al Seigert was on the bridge of GEORGE M. HUMPHREY on Sept. 26, 1980, when he took this view of IRVIN L. CLYMER upbound on Lake Superior under tow, en ...
  • Sail Craft on Lake Superior
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 17 Jul 1847, p. 3     Sail Craft on Lake Superior _______

    From the Detroit Free Press

    We notice in some of our exchange papers, various accounts of the number of vessels on Lake Superior, which are very imperfect. Many seem to be under the impression that until a ...

    NewspaperText  Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 17 Jul 1847, p. 3   Sail Craft on Lake Superior _______

    From the Detroit Free Press

    We notice in some of our exchange papers, various accounts of the number of vessels on Lake Superior, ...

  • Ontario (1890)
    Ship       Official No.: 94885; 297x41x15 Owned by H. Beatty, to Canadian Pacific Railway 1899. Built by Polson Iron Works, Owen Sound 1890. Engines (2) 50x114 by builder. Train ferry, retired 1916 when Windsor-Detroit rail tunnel opened. Rebuilt barge 1924, sank 13/10/27 Outer Island, Lake Superior. ; Final Location: Lake Superior, Foundered
    Ship     Official No.: 94885; 297x41x15 Owned by H. Beatty, to Canadian Pacific Railway 1899. Built by Polson Iron Works, Owen Sound 1890. Engines (2) 50x114 by builder. Train ferry, retired 1916 ...
  • Trader S. (1912)
    Ship       Official No.: 126656; 71x15x6 Owned by Playfair Preston & Co., Midland 1912; W. E. Preston Ltd., Midland 1921. Licensed for 40 passengers 1914. Report of "Addition to Register" states rebuilt 1912; if so, earlier identity unknown. ; Final Location: Lake Superior, Wrecked
    Ship     Official No.: 126656; 71x15x6 Owned by Playfair Preston & Co., Midland 1912; W. E. Preston Ltd., Midland 1921. Licensed for 40 passengers 1914. Report of "Addition to Register" states rebuilt ...
  • W.J. Emerson (1900)
    Ship       Official No.: 107133; 66x13x6 Owned by Dominion Fish Co., Winnipeg 1901; Port Arthur Pulp & Paper Co. 1917, 1921; A. Sutherland & A. E. Bruley, Port Arthur 1927. Tug. Destroyed by fire 09/10/33 "No. 10 Light", Lake Superior. ; Final Location: Lake Superior, Burnt
    Ship     Official No.: 107133; 66x13x6 Owned by Dominion Fish Co., Winnipeg 1901; Port Arthur Pulp & Paper Co. 1917, 1921; A. Sutherland & A. E. Bruley, Port Arthur 1927. Tug. Destroyed ...
  • W.L. Davis (1882)
    Ship       Official No.: 96811; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1889) 46x12x5 Owned by W. H. Plummer, Sault Ste. Marie 1895; J. Garrett, Sault Ste. Marie 1901. Tug. Wrecked 09/05/07 Lake Superior. ; Final Location: Lake Superior, Wrecked
    Ship     Official No.: 96811; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1889) 46x12x5 Owned by W. H. Plummer, Sault Ste. Marie 1895; J. Garrett, Sault Ste. Marie 1901. Tug. Wrecked 09/05/07 Lake Superior. ; Final ...
  • Bannockburn (1893)
    Ship       Official No.: 102093; 245x40x18 Owned by Montreal Transportation Co. Built by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co., Middlesbrough, England and launched 20/04/93. Engine 21-34-56x39 by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co., Wallsend England. Disappeared at sea near Passage Island 21/11/02. No cause evident, no trace until lifebelt found 15 months later. Has ...
    Ship     Official No.: 102093; 245x40x18 Owned by Montreal Transportation Co. Built by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co., Middlesbrough, England and launched 20/04/93. Engine 21-34-56x39 by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co., Wallsend ...
  • Cadillac (1892)
    Ship       Other Names: Maplehurst (1920); Official No.: 138230; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1916) 235x37x15 Owned by Canadian Interlake Line 1912; Canada Steamship Lines 1916. Built by Chicago Shipbuilding Co. 1892. Engine 15-25-42x30 by Cleveland Shipbuilding Co. Wrecked upper entrance Keewenaw Channel, Lake Superior in gale 01/12/22, 11 killed. ; Final Location: Lake ...
    Ship     Other Names: Maplehurst (1920); Official No.: 138230; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1916) 235x37x15 Owned by Canadian Interlake Line 1912; Canada Steamship Lines 1916. Built by Chicago Shipbuilding Co. 1892. Engine 15-25-42x30 ...
  • George W. Cuyler (1880)
    Ship       Other Names: Beaverstone (1923); Official No.: 111809; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1902) 64x15x5 Owned by B. H. Turner, Little Current Ont. 1910, 1917; C. Beck Manufacturing Co., Penetanguishene 1924. Wrecked 14/05/26 Black Bay, Lake Superior. ; Final Location: Lake Superior, Wrecked
    Ship     Other Names: Beaverstone (1923); Official No.: 111809; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1902) 64x15x5 Owned by B. H. Turner, Little Current Ont. 1910, 1917; C. Beck Manufacturing Co., Penetanguishene 1924. Wrecked 14/05/26 ...
  • Glencadam (1913)
    Ship       Other Names: F.P. Jones; Arlington (1924); Official No.: 138219; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1919) as F.P. Jones 244x43x21 Owned by Glen Transportation Co. (James Playfair), Midland, 1920-1924; Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto 1924-1933; Colonial Steamships Ltd. (Misener) Port Colborne, Ont. 1933-1935; Burke Towing & Salvage Co., Midland 1935-1940. Built by Detroit Shipbuilding ...
    Ship     Other Names: F.P. Jones; Arlington (1924); Official No.: 138219; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1919) as F.P. Jones 244x43x21 Owned by Glen Transportation Co. (James Playfair), Midland, 1920-1924; Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ...
  • Hattie Vinton (1870)
    Ship       Official No.: 71222; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1875) 50x14x6 Owned by A. Crooks, Toronto 1877; W. Grierson, Sault Ste. Marie 1895. Engine 16x16 (maker unknown). Tug. Sank 07/11/00 north shore Lake Superior ("Mamainse Harbour"). ; Final Location: Lake Superior, Wrecked
    Ship     Official No.: 71222; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1875) 50x14x6 Owned by A. Crooks, Toronto 1877; W. Grierson, Sault Ste. Marie 1895. Engine 16x16 (maker unknown). Tug. Sank 07/11/00 north shore Lake ...
  • John B. Ketchum 2nd (1892)
    Ship       Other Names: Coalhurst (1926); Neebing; Official No.: 130435; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1913) 193x41x12 Owned by Canadian Shipping Co. 1916; to George Hall Coal & Transportation Co. 1917, 1923; to Dominion Towing & Salvage Co., Port Arthur 1927; to Sincennes-McNaughton 1929. Built by Craig Shipbuilding Co., Toledo Ohio 1892. Engine 22-42x32 ...
    Ship     Other Names: Coalhurst (1926); Neebing; Official No.: 130435; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1913) 193x41x12 Owned by Canadian Shipping Co. 1916; to George Hall Coal & Transportation Co. 1917, 1923; to Dominion ...
  • Kamloops (1924)
    Ship       Official No.: 147682; Previous Registration: British (1926) 250x43x24 Owned by Canada Steamship Lines. Built by Furness Shipbuilding Co., Haverton Hill-on-Tees, England and launched 20/05/24. Engine 18-30-50x36 by Richardson, Westgarth & Co., Hartlepool England. Lost without trace in storm 06/12/27 near Isle Royale, 22 killed. ; Final Location: Lake Superior, Disappeared
    Ship     Official No.: 147682; Previous Registration: British (1926) 250x43x24 Owned by Canada Steamship Lines. Built by Furness Shipbuilding Co., Haverton Hill-on-Tees, England and launched 20/05/24. Engine 18-30-50x36 by Richardson, Westgarth & ...
  • Wreck of Monarch, Isle Royale, Dec. 7. 06
    Imagecomment       "Wreck of Monarch, Isle Royale, Dec. 7. 06" Reverse: "Published by W.T. McKachren."
    Imagecomment     "Wreck of Monarch, Isle Royale, Dec. 7. 06" Reverse: "Published by W.T. McKachren."
  • Northern Navigation Co.'s Steamer "Saronic," Lake Superior Division
    Imagecomment       "Northern Navigation Co.'s Steamer "Saronic," Lake Superior Division" "102,812" Reverse: "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto Printed in Great Britain"
    Imagecomment     "Northern Navigation Co.'s Steamer "Saronic," Lake Superior Division" "102,812" Reverse: "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto Printed in Great Britain"
  • C. P. R'y Co. - Steamer "Manitoba".
    Imagecomment       "C. P. R'y Co. - Steamer "Manitoba"."
    Imagecomment     "C. P. R'y Co. - Steamer "Manitoba"."
  • Noronic: Canada Steamship Lines Ltd. on Great Lakes Canada
    Image       Coloured magic lantern slide of the Canada Steamship Lines steamboat NORONIC
    Image     Coloured magic lantern slide of the Canada Steamship Lines steamboat NORONIC
  • Ice-breaking tug "Whalen" breaking through 32 inches of ice
    Image       "Ice-breaking tug "Whalen" breaking through 32 inches of ice"
    Image     "Ice-breaking tug "Whalen" breaking through 32 inches of ice"
  • The Cove, Presque Isle
    Image       The Cove, Presque Isle on Lake Superior
    Image     The Cove, Presque Isle on Lake Superior
  • The Grand Portal
    Image       The Grand Portal, Presque Isle on Lake Superior
    Image     The Grand Portal, Presque Isle on Lake Superior
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