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  • Marine News
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 23 Nov 1891     Marine News.

    Sault Ste. Marie. Mich. Nov. 23. The steamer Brazil collided with the steamer Mather about eight miles out from Iroquois Point. The Mather sunk in 250 feet of water in half an hour. She was laden with 58,000 bushels of wheat from Duluth for Buffalo. She was struck ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 23 Nov 1891   Marine News.

    Sault Ste. Marie. Mich. Nov. 23. The steamer Brazil collided with the steamer Mather about eight miles out from Iroquois Point. The Mather sunk in 250 feet of ...

  • Steamer America Run Down
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 18 Oct 1895     Steamer America Run Down Probably not badly damaged but she sank quickly-several plates are cracked

    Sault Ste. Marie. Mich-- Oct.18 Early this morning the steamer Gilbert collided with and sunk the America in Hay lake Channel. The Gilbert was uninjured.

    It is said ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 18 Oct 1895   Steamer America Run Down Probably not badly damaged but she sank quickly-several plates are cracked

    Sault Ste. Marie. Mich-- Oct.18 Early this morning the steamer Gilbert collided with and sunk ...

  • New Canal at the Soo
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 28 Nov 1896     New Canal at the Soo Work on a Great Water Power Project to Commence this year

    Sault Ste. Marie Mich. Nov. 28. It is now a settled fact that work on the big water power canal will be commenced within thirty day. At a meeting of the directors all ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 28 Nov 1896   New Canal at the Soo Work on a Great Water Power Project to Commence this year

    Sault Ste. Marie Mich. Nov. 28. It is now a settled fact that ...

  • New Lock Open
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 3 Aug 1896     New Lock Open. Three Steamers Go Through The Work At The Great Sault

    Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Aug 3 The 800 foot lock was officially opened this forenoon and the revenue cutter Andrew Johnson and the river and harbor steamer Hancock were locked through. No official programme ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 3 Aug 1896   New Lock Open. Three Steamers Go Through The Work At The Great Sault

    Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Aug 3 The 800 foot lock was officially opened this forenoon and the ...

  • Bottom Falls Out
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 22 Jul 1899     Bottom Falls Out Disaster to schooner John Breden several are drowned

    Port Huron, Mich. July 22. According to the statements of her master, the schooner John Breden foundered as a result of the bottom falling out of her. Capt. McDonald her skipper, made the following ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 22 Jul 1899   Bottom Falls Out Disaster to schooner John Breden several are drowned

    Port Huron, Mich. July 22. According to the statements of her master, the schooner John Breden foundered ...

  • 67 Lost on Lakes
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 2 Dec 1902     67 LOST ON LAKES MANY SEAMEN PERISH IN GALES WHICH HAVE RAGED FOR A WEEK 29 LOST IN TWO DAYS Crew Of All The Crafts Are Still Missing Steamer Charles Hebard, Schooner Aloha And Barge Celtic Last Victims-- All Hope Of Finding The Bannockburn Is Given Up-- ...
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 2 Dec 1902   67 LOST ON LAKES MANY SEAMEN PERISH IN GALES WHICH HAVE RAGED FOR A WEEK 29 LOST IN TWO DAYS Crew Of All The Crafts Are Still Missing ...
  • Wreck of the Steamer Chas. Hebard
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 1 Dec 1902     Boat Pounded to Pieces Steamer Charles Hebard Said to Have Been Wrecked on Copper Point Lake Superior's

    Chicago Dec. 1. An underwriter's report, reaching here from Sault Ste. Marie this afternoon, says that the steamer Charles Hebard was wrecked and has been pounded to ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 1 Dec 1902   Boat Pounded to Pieces Steamer Charles Hebard Said to Have Been Wrecked on Copper Point Lake Superior's

    Chicago Dec. 1. An underwriter's report, reaching here from Sault Ste. Marie this ...

  • No News of Bannockburn
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 2 Dec 1902     No News of Bannockburn

    Chicago Dec.1-- No tidings whatever have been received up to a late hour this afternoon from the Canadian steamer Bannockburn, missing on Lake Superior. The underwriters waited anxiously for a telegram from the wrecking tug Boynton, sent out from Sault Ste. ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 2 Dec 1902   No News of Bannockburn

    Chicago Dec.1-- No tidings whatever have been received up to a late hour this afternoon from the Canadian steamer Bannockburn, missing on Lake Superior. The underwriters ...

  • Wreck sighted by Rome
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1902     Wreck sighted by Rome

    Detroit. Mich. Sept. 26--Capt. Dennis of the steamer Rome reported having sighted the wreck of the schooner H.A. Barr, which sank twenty-five miles east of Rondeau, directly on the course of vessels between the dummy light and Buffalo. The foremast and ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1902   Wreck sighted by Rome

    Detroit. Mich. Sept. 26--Capt. Dennis of the steamer Rome reported having sighted the wreck of the schooner H.A. Barr, which sank twenty-five miles east of ...

  • Marine News
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1902     Marine News. Schooner Bar Founders

    Chicago Sept 26, An underwriters' dispatch states that the schooner H.B. Barr foundered on Lake Erie, off Port Stanley, in the recent storm. The crew reached Buffalo early today. The Barr was under charter to the Clergue syndicate and was ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1902   Marine News. Schooner Bar Founders

    Chicago Sept 26, An underwriters' dispatch states that the schooner H.B. Barr foundered on Lake Erie, off Port Stanley, in the recent storm. ...

  • Milwaukee Journal, 25 Sep 1902
    NewspaperText       Francis H. Clergue, builder of the Soo power canal and the man who made a thriving city of Sault Ste. Marie, will, during the winter, visit Washington as President Roosevelt's guest. The President entertained Mr. Clergue at dinner during his recent visit at Detroit and spend over half an hour ...
    NewspaperText     Francis H. Clergue, builder of the Soo power canal and the man who made a thriving city of Sault Ste. Marie, will, during the winter, visit Washington as President Roosevelt's ...
  • Boat off Rocks
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 25 Sep 1902     Boat off rocks Steamer Sheboygan Is Released By Tug Arctic Does Not Seem To Be Badly Damaged--Arrives At Algoma Under Her Own Steam--Cargo Thrown Overboard

    Algoma, Wis. Sept 25. The steamer Sheboygan, owned by the Goodrich Transportation company, which ran into a reef ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 25 Sep 1902   Boat off rocks Steamer Sheboygan Is Released By Tug Arctic Does Not Seem To Be Badly Damaged--Arrives At Algoma Under Her Own Steam--Cargo Thrown Overboard

    Algoma, Wis. ...

  • Ship in Danger
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 24 Sep 1902     Ship in Danger Steamer Sheboygan pounding to pieces at Algoma Goodrich boat worth $50,000 Can not be Approached on account of the high seas--vessel is a Side wheeler and was built in 1869

    The tug Arctic of the Goodrich Transportation company made an effort to reach ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 24 Sep 1902   Ship in Danger Steamer Sheboygan pounding to pieces at Algoma Goodrich boat worth $50,000 Can not be Approached on account of the high seas--vessel is a Side wheeler ...
  • Marine News
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1902     The Marine News

    Chicago, Sept. 26 Dense fog prevails today on Lake Huron, extending past Sault Ste Marie and Mackinaw City. While the storm of Wednesday has completely passed over, navigation is being seriously delayed by the fog which succeeded it. Underwriters are fearful of ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1902   The Marine News

    Chicago, Sept. 26 Dense fog prevails today on Lake Huron, extending past Sault Ste Marie and Mackinaw City. While the storm of Wednesday has completely passed ...

  • Wireless brings aid to crew of burning steamer
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 4 Oct 1910     Wireless brings aid to crew of burning steamer

    Set for the timely assistance given by the Pere Marquette steamer No.19, whose sister ship No, 18 sank in mid lake last month with two score on board, the crew of the Frank L. Vance of Cleveland (?), a coal steamer ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 4 Oct 1910   Wireless brings aid to crew of burning steamer

    Set for the timely assistance given by the Pere Marquette steamer No.19, whose sister ship No, 18 sank in mid lake ...

  • Lucky to be Alive
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 12 May 1916     Lucky to be Alive Survivor of Lake Disaster Summarized His experience-- Engineer of lost steamer visits Milwaukee

    James True second engineer on the steamer S.R. Kirby, which foundered during a heavy gale on Lake Superior, Monday and who was one of but four members of the ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 12 May 1916   Lucky to be Alive Survivor of Lake Disaster Summarized His experience-- Engineer of lost steamer visits Milwaukee

    James True second engineer on the steamer S.R. Kirby, which foundered during a ...

  • Lake Ship Lost 20 seamen perished
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 9 May 1916     Lake Ship Lost 20 seamen perished Steamer S. R. Kirby Sinks During Terrific Gale on Lake Superior Mate and one sailor are saved. Boats on Lake Superior Driven to shelter by Fifty-two mile wind. Considerable damage done in Copper Country

    Sault Ste. Marie, May 9 ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 9 May 1916   Lake Ship Lost 20 seamen perished Steamer S. R. Kirby Sinks During Terrific Gale on Lake Superior Mate and one sailor are saved. Boats on Lake Superior ...
  • Lost Canadian boat is on rock
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 13 Dec 1927     Lost Canadian boat is on rock, belief

    Sill another lake steamer, the Kamloops, was reported Tuesday as probably wrecked on the rocky cliffs of Isle Royal, Lake Superior. Not a word has been heard from the ship or its crew since Dec. 4, when the Kamloops passed through Sault Ste. ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 13 Dec 1927   Lost Canadian boat is on rock, belief

    Sill another lake steamer, the Kamloops, was reported Tuesday as probably wrecked on the rocky cliffs of Isle Royal, Lake Superior. Not a ...

  • Crew Abandons Grounded Ship
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 16 Nov 1929     Crew Abandons Grounded Ship

    Buffalo N.Y. Battered for 12 hours by heavy seas, the freight steamer Briton was filling rapidly Friday and seemed beyond hope of salvage, according to reports received by the coast guard here.

    Capt. Johnson and the crew of 27 men on board since ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 16 Nov 1929   Crew Abandons Grounded Ship

    Buffalo N.Y. Battered for 12 hours by heavy seas, the freight steamer Briton was filling rapidly Friday and seemed beyond hope of salvage, according to ...

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