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  • The Barney Eaton Got off
    Daily Milwaukee News, 2 Dec 1860     THE BARNEY EATON GOT OFF.--The schooner Barney Eaton, which went ashore a few rods north of the Straight Cut, in the gale last week, was got off on Friday by Caleb Harrison...
    Daily Milwaukee News, 2 Dec 1860   THE BARNEY EATON GOT OFF.--The schooner Barney Eaton, which went ashore a ...
  • The Propeller Buffalo
    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. ...
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Nov 1861, p. 4   THE PROPELLER BUFFALO.--The propeller Buffalo, of which we have had occasion to ...
  • Two tugboats and a barge
        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 ...
      A photograph of the tugboat RESCUE, a second tug and a barge ...
  • Lake and Bay
    The Independent (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 9 May 1890     LAKE AND BAY Vessel Movements Under Steam and Sail, as Recorded in the Log-Book of the Independent' Marine Reporter On Friday afternoon of last week the tug Alpha, having in tow a dredge and two dump-scows, was off Horns Pier when they were struck ...
    The Independent (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 9 May 1890   LAKE AND BAY Vessel Movements Under Steam and Sail, as Recorded in ...
  • The Galatea and Miztec Released
    Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 10 May 1890, p. 3, column 3     The Galatea and Miztec Released The barges Galatea and Miztec, of the Aztec's tow, were finally released and both taken to Manitowoc for docking and examination. The Aztec got back from Manitowoc Friday morning after being docked. She was but little injured. The tugs Nelson and ...
    Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 10 May 1890, p. 3, column 3   The Galatea and Miztec Released The barges Galatea and Miztec, of the ...
  • Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 17 Nov 1894
        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 ...
      Our Inland Marine. The Advocate is in receipt of a lengthy communication ...
  • Door County Democrat (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 13 Mar 1897
        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 ...
      Baileys Harbor The tug Truscott, which was scuttled to save her from ...
  • To Raise the Barge Masten
    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; ...
    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 ...
  • Steamer Rand Disabled
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Wrecking Scene on Lake Michigan
        "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."
      "Wrecking Scene on Lake Michigan. Propeller Keystone and consort J. G. Masten, ...
  • Raising Sunken Lightship in Midwinter Slow, Dangerous Job
    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 ...
    Muskegon News Chronicle, 2 Feb 1912, p. 1   Raising Sunken Lightship in Midwinter Slow, Dangerous Job Raising a sunken vessel ...
  • Lightship Rests On Even Keel at Last
    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 ...
    Muskegon News Chronicle, 17 Feb 1912, p. 5   Lightship Rests On Even Keel at Last Sunken Boat Partially Righted After ...
  • Lightship, Raised 10 Feet From Water At Stern, Again Settles to Bed of Lake
    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 ...
    Muskegon News Chronicle, 19 Feb 1912, p. 1   Lightship, Raised 10 Feet From Water At Stern, Again Settles to Bed ...
  • Lightship Afloat at Last; Crowd Cheers
    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 ...
    Muskegon News Chronicle, 20 Feb 1912, p. 1   Lightship Afloat at Last; Crowd Cheers Hundreds See Successful Culmination of Over ...
  • Hope to Save Wrecked Tomlinson Freighter
    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 ...
    Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 14 Nov 1913, p. 2   HOPE TO SAVE WRECKED TOMLINSON FREIGHTER. Reports from the Soo last night ...
  • Schoonmaker Released
    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...
    Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 18 Nov 1913, p. 7   SCHOONMAKE RELEASED SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont., Nov. 17.-- The wireless station here ...
  • Rates Fixed for December Sailing
    Callahan, George V., Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 19 Nov 1913, p. 8     RATES FIXED FOR DECEMBER SAILING Wrecked Steamer Major Abandoned to the Underwriters. BY GEORGE V. CALLAHAN Marine Editor of the Leader Captain E. O. Whitney, in charge of the searching party on Lake Huron, last ...
    Callahan, George V., Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 19 Nov 1913, p. 8   RATES FIXED FOR DECEMBER SAILING Wrecked Steamer Major Abandoned to the Underwriters. ...
  • Steamer Released
    Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 11 Dec 1913, p. 7     STEAMER RELEASED By Special Dispatch to the Leader HARBOR BEACH, December 10.--With the lake raised to a higher level by the strong northwest wind, the tugs Sarnia City and James Reid today dragged the steamer Edward Buckley off the shore inside the harbor of refuge, where ...
    Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 11 Dec 1913, p. 7   STEAMER RELEASED By Special Dispatch to the Leader HARBOR BEACH, December 10.--With ...
  • Turret Chief on Keweenaw Point
        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.
      Photograph of TURRET CHIEF during 1914 salvage operations not only shows how ...
  • Barge Halsted Released
    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 ...
    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 ...
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