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  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), September 7, 1872, page 4
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  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), September 2, 1872, page 4
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  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mar. 20, 1874
    TextNewspaper      

    * This is a typographical error. She was 809.28 g.t. (tonnage) when built, giving her a capacity of around 1400 t.

    To give a hint of what a vessel of this size might cost today (Sep, 2001), grade 2 white oak purchased in volume now sells for about $2 per ...

    TextNewspaper    

    * This is a typographical error. She was 809.28 g.t. (tonnage) when built, giving her a capacity of around 1400 t.

    To give a hint of what a vessel of ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), Dec. 9, 1874
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    IN WINTER QUARTERS. - The following is a complete list of vessels of all descriptions laid up at Milwaukee for the winter:

    Steamers -- Revenue Cutter Angrew Johnson, Chicago, Saginaw, City of Toledo (being dismantled) - 4

    Propellers -- Waverly, Lawrence, City of New ...

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    IN WINTER QUARTERS. - The following is a complete list of vessels of all descriptions laid up at Milwaukee for the winter:

    Steamers -- Revenue Cutter Angrew Johnson, Chicago, Saginaw, ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 6 Nov, 1874
    TextNewspaper       The hulk of the SARGENT was found nearly 150 miles from where she was left at anchor in the fall of 1872. Heams, of Chicago, was a former owner, but not the owner of the vessel at the time of her loss, so likely would have had no motive for ...
    TextNewspaper     The hulk of the SARGENT was found nearly 150 miles from where she was left at anchor in the fall of 1872. Heams, of Chicago, was a former owner, but ...
  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 4 Dec, 1874
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    ABANDONED - Schooner Exchange, ashore at Kelley's Island, has been abandoned to the underwriters. Valued at $10,000, insured for $6,700.

    ...
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    ABANDONED - Schooner Exchange, ashore at Kelley's Island, has been abandoned to the underwriters. Valued at $10,000, insured for $6,700.

    ...
  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 5 Nov, 1874
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    THE PAMLICO. - The Pamlico, which left this port about six months ago for a trip to England with a cargo of grain, left Southampton for her return trip more than two months ago, and nothing was heard from her until yesterday, when her owner, Capt. John Prindiville, received the ...

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    THE PAMLICO. - The Pamlico, which left this port about six months ago for a trip to England with a cargo of grain, left Southampton for her return trip more ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 18 Sep, 1874
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    LIGHTS ON GEORGIAN BAY. - For the guidance of shipping visiting the lumber sections in Georgian Bay there has been established by the Dominion Government no less than eleven lights, nine of which number are located on islands and can be seen from as far distant as any others on ...

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    LIGHTS ON GEORGIAN BAY. - For the guidance of shipping visiting the lumber sections in Georgian Bay there has been established by the Dominion Government no less than eleven lights, ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 19 June 1874
    TextNewspaper       In mentioning the ONTARIO, the reported refers to the first American low-pressure engine or the first low pressure engine actually built on the lakes. The British/Canadian steamer FRONTENAC was actually launched some months earlier, though her engine was imported from England....
    TextNewspaper     In mentioning the ONTARIO, the reported refers to the first American low-pressure engine or the first low pressure engine actually built on the lakes. The British/Canadian steamer FRONTENAC was actually ...
  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 3 Dec, 1874
    TextNewspaper       *published New York City at least 1810 - 1944
    Many statements in this article are highly general and shouldn't be taken as very accurate, though it has some interesting information, especially on the tugs themselves....
    TextNewspaper     *published New York City at least 1810 - 1944
    Many statements in this article are highly general and shouldn't be taken as very accurate, though it has some interesting information, ...
  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 15 Oct, 1874
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    A COINCIDENCE. - Speaking of the strange coincidence of vessels of the same name meeting with mishaps at the same time, we have noticed a remarkable one within the past week. Monday of last week the prop Lake Ontario went aground in Lake Erie; Tuesday the steamer Ontario went aground ...

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    A COINCIDENCE. - Speaking of the strange coincidence of vessels of the same name meeting with mishaps at the same time, we have noticed a remarkable one within the past ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 8 Dec, 1874
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    CAPT. BROWN RETURNED. - Capt. H. L. Brown, of Scott & Brown, who left here a few days since for Sleeping Bear to investigate concerning the loss of the schooner Wm. Sanderson, has just returned from that place. The vessel, broken up into fragments, was found strewn along the beach ...

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    CAPT. BROWN RETURNED. - Capt. H. L. Brown, of Scott & Brown, who left here a few days since for Sleeping Bear to investigate concerning the loss of the schooner ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 4 Dec, 1874
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    GONE TO THE WRECK. - Captain H. L. Brown, of the firm of Scott & Brown, left this city Wednesday evening for Sleeping Bear to examine into the condition of the schooner W. Sanderson, and discover if possible the whereabouts of the crew and if any of the bodies have ...

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    GONE TO THE WRECK. - Captain H. L. Brown, of the firm of Scott & Brown, left this city Wednesday evening for Sleeping Bear to examine into the condition of ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 4 Dec, 1874
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    WRECK OF THE SANDERSON. - Relative to the wreck of the Wm. Sanderson, the Chicago Inter-Ocean of the 3rd says: Empire dock is at the foot of Lake Michigan between Sleeping Bear and Point Betsey. There is a steep sandy bluff extending for miles and lake masters say it is ...

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    WRECK OF THE SANDERSON. - Relative to the wreck of the Wm. Sanderson, the Chicago Inter-Ocean of the 3rd says: Empire dock is at the foot of Lake Michigan between ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 4 Dec, 1874
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    THE WM. SANDERSON LOST, WITH ALL HANDS. - The fate of the schooner Wm. Sanderson and that of her entire crew, which for some days past has been a mystery to her owners, has at length been solved by the discovery of the wreck broken up at Sleeping Bear, on ...

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    THE WM. SANDERSON LOST, WITH ALL HANDS. - The fate of the schooner Wm. Sanderson and that of her entire crew, which for some days past has been a mystery ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 3 Dec, 1874
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    MAKING INQUIRIES. - Messrs. Scott & Brown, owners of the schooner W. Sanderson, which is still missing, are making diligent inquiries and collecting all the information possible as to her whereabouts. It is their purpose to obtain the deposition of vessel masters who may have seen ...

    TextNewspaper    

    MAKING INQUIRIES. - Messrs. Scott & Brown, owners of the schooner W. Sanderson, which is still missing, are making diligent inquiries and collecting all the information possible as to her ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 2 Nov, 1874
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    CAPTAIN DROWNED. - Messrs. Scott & Brown, of this city, received a dispatch Saturday forenoon from Mackinaw Straits announcing the arrival of the schooner Wm. Sanderson, and that Capt. John Canfield, the master, was drowned, and two of the seamen were disabled. The Sanderson was ...

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    CAPTAIN DROWNED. - Messrs. Scott & Brown, of this city, received a dispatch Saturday forenoon from Mackinaw Straits announcing the arrival of the schooner Wm. Sanderson, and that Capt. John ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), Apr. 24, 1875
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    Yesterday's River Jottings. - The scows Dolphin and Kate Williams have gone into the upper dry-dock.

    The steam barge Florence arrived with wood from Mt. Clemens.

    The steam barge Alexander leaves for Chatham this morning for a cargo of wood.

    The tug Jerome leaves ...

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    Yesterday's River Jottings. - The scows Dolphin and Kate Williams have gone into the upper dry-dock.

    The steam barge Florence arrived with wood from Mt. Clemens.

    The steam barge Alexander ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), Apr. 24, 1875
    TextNewspaper      

    From Chicago:

    The schooners Harrison, Doane, and Imperial, and the propeller Skylark, are undergoing repairs at the North Side Dock of the Chicago Dry Dock Company.

    The four master Richard Winslow has been taken to Armour, Dole & Co.'s elevator to receive a cargo of ...

    TextNewspaper    

    From Chicago:

    The schooners Harrison, Doane, and Imperial, and the propeller Skylark, are undergoing repairs at the North Side Dock of the Chicago Dry Dock Company.

    The four master Richard ...

  • Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sat., April 24, 1875
    TextNewspaper       This large schooner (listed in U.S. Merchant Vessels as a schooner-barge) had a relatively uneventful 20-year career until her demise in 1895 - quite an accomplishment for a wooden laker. Even then, most of the interest given her in the papers revolved around her insurance. At this time, most insurance ...
    TextNewspaper     This large schooner (listed in U.S. Merchant Vessels as a schooner-barge) had a relatively uneventful 20-year career until her demise in 1895 - quite an accomplishment for a wooden laker. ...
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