The MADEIRA was out of Oswego, built there in 1871 by Geo. Goble, and was 137 feet keel and 322 gt. She was US#90321. The tug OSWEGO finally came from Detroit to rescue her, but it was too late and she went to pieces in place. She had been carrying grain from Milwaukee.
SOMETHING CAPTAINS SHOULD KNOW. - Many vessel captains do not seem to be aware of the requirements in law concerning wreck reports, and therefore the following synopsis of the act providing for the establishment of life saving stations, approved June 20, 1874, is given:
Whenever any vessel...
THE OLDEST VESSEL. - The schooner Harriet Ross, at present owned in Detroit, is unquestionably the oldest vessel on the lakes. She was in commission prior to the war of 1812, and formed one of Commodore Perry's fleet in the great naval battle on Lake Erie. There is nothing left of the old ...
The propeller ONTONAGON (US#18963) was, however, rebuilt at Clark's Drydock, adjacent to the boneyard, the following spring. She returned to service as a steambarge and was lost to fire in 1883.
This article is alittle overblown. WINSLOW skirted the law by towing in a Canadian lighter, which successfully accomplished the actual salvage work.
PEACE ASSURED. - The expedition from this city to rescue the schooner Almeda, ashore near New Glasgow, on the Canada side of Lake Erie, is likely to end quietly after all. The owner of the Winslow disclaims any intention to violate the laws of Canada or offend the authorities in any...
A CANADIAN GUNBOAT TO BE FITTED OUT IMMEDIATELY. - From trustworthy sources it was learned yesterday by the POST AND TRIBUNE that a British naval officer is on the way from Ottawa to Windsor, where he will arrive soon, commissioned to charter a steamboat and fit her out as a gunboat to be kept...
Spelling of the vessel's name was officially ALMEDA [US#313].
Plans for canals across Michigan were many. One of the most notable was the Saginaw-Bad-Maple-Grand River canal of the 1850's. Before a financial panic dried up the funds, several miles of the canal were begun, and parts of it remain today. The straight-line distance covered by the...
While not originating from an official source, this list, with its tonnages in 95ths, appears to be taken from official records. It is the earliest list of American upper lakes ships that I have seen. The steamboat referred to was the WALK-IN-THE-WATER, which ran Buffalo-Detroit 1818-1821.
THE STEAMER MIDLAND. - This steamer, formerly the Eighth Ohio, is still lying at her dock, just below Windsor. It may be remembered by some, but not known to others, that in the spring she was purchased or contracted for by parties in the interests of the Midland, a Canadian railway, and it...
PIRACY ON THE ST. CLAIR RIVER.
To the Editor of the Post and Tribune
Marine City, November 13, 1877
The gang of pirates that have been committing depredations the whole length of the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers have got a check put on their operations for a while. A black ...
Loss of the Schooner Nettie Weaver and Part of her Crew
Interesting Narrative of one the Survivors
He Seeks Aid to Reach His Home in Cheboygan
Among the many applicants for aid at the Mayor's office yesterday was one who told an interesting...
*nous verrons = we shall see
The JOSEPHINE (US#75192) was a small (70 t.) steam barge built at Gibraltar, Mich, in 1870. "John Bull" got the last laugh. She was sold in 1877 to M. J. Higgins of Chatham, Ont. (C#71108) for use on the Thames R., and was renamed - you guessed it - FRANK. She was...
AT PORT AUSTIN. - The Canadian schooner Abeona is reported lying where she struck near Port Austin, on the 10th, and likely to be a total loss. She had on board 30 M feet of lumber and 103 M shingles, and was insured for $1,000. ...
Wind southwest; weather clearing up. Keep your crew up to the maximum, captain.
Total grain in elevators, 544,019 bu. Withdrawals of wheat on Friday 26,301 bu., of which 17,000 bu. were by lake.
The schooner Knight Templar, with rye for Walkerville, will be due on Tuesday.
The Kate Kelly is insured for $10,000.
On Saturday a fresh nor'easter was reported to be in possession of Lake Huron.
There is a little too much complaint about Point Pelee light not doing its full duty.
The total amount of iron ore shipped from the Lake Superior country this ...
THE BLOW ON LAKE MICHIGAN
The Chicago papers of Saturday summarize the results of Friday's storm as follows:
Steamers that did not leave were the Chicago, Alpena, Menominee, Riverside, Scotia, Empire State, etc. Quite a large fleet of in-bound vessels arrived, those from below and from the ...
Schooner VALENTINE, abandoned on the 10th and left to drift
A GENEROUS ACT. - Last week the young son of R. H. Armstrong, engineer of the tug Wm. Livingstone, Jr., was taken with serious illness. The owner of the tug, Wm. Livingstone, Jr., of this city, felt anxious that the father should see his boy while sick, especially as he was an only son, and the...
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