Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Marine Record (Cleveland, OH), May 9, 1895, p. 4

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“NEWS AROUND THE LAKES CHICAGO, ILL. Special Correspondence® to Di he Marine Record, Captain John We ckler, formérly a tug captain, has been appointed vessel ‘despatcher. He is a saloon- keeper, and a well-known politician. Capt. P. Jeffers is fitting out the schooner Yacht Idler for W. D. Boyce, who has hired her for the summer season from John Cudahy, her owner. Palmer Cook & Calbick chartered the steamer Onoko for wheat from South Chicago to Erie at 1% cents, the steamer W. H. Wolf for oats to Buffalo at 1 cent. At the dry dock here the steamer Roanoke is in dock - for a new wheel and to have her shaft straightened. The tug Luther Loomis was in dock for stopping leaks and some repairs. Capt. Peter Hanson, who formerly was in charge of the schooners City of Toledo and Arendal and the steambarges Maggie Marshall and Robert C. Wente, died recently in this city. Ed. Wertheim, the asbestos manufacturer and en- gineer. supply dealer, has removed from 207-209 Lake street to 55 South Canal st reet, where he will be pleased to meet his marine patrons. Captain Gilbert Nelson, last in the schooner Emily B. Maxwell, died on Saturday, after suffering about two years from yellow jaundice. A large number of his old marine friends attended his funeral. The Anchor Line Dock between Clark street and ja Salle avenue has been rebuilt; and the old wooden shanty in which the company formerly had their offices, is. being replaced by a brick building of larger dimen- sions. : _ Captain Thomas Moore, a well- known and much respected vessel captain, has been appointed chief harbor. master at this port: _He is a man. of, good re- pute, and will devote himself to his duties, RORPERDIS and without favor to any class. R ‘The steamer Nyack of the new Hurson Line aurived here from Milwaukee Tuesday on her first trip in con- nection with the new company. The O. S. Richardson Fueling Co. “coaled her up, at O’Connor dock, foot of North Michigan street, with one of their lighters. At. the Chicago Ship Building Company’s shipyard, the steamer Selwyn Eddy was in dry dock for repairs to damage. done to her bottom by stranding at the Soo Canal. similar repairs. The steamer Fred. Kelly is being calked all over and receiving a new mast. John S. Keith & Co. chartered the steamers Thomas Davidson and Veronica and barge Amboy for corn to Buffalo at 1% cents, the steamer Schlesinger for wheat to. Erie at 14% cents, the steamer Sachem, schooner George Sturges. and steamer M. H. Boyce for corn to Port. Huron at 1 cent the steamer Newyago for wheat to Buffalo at 1 ¥% cents. ‘ ee vise as eae ‘BUFFALO, N. Y. Special ee to The Marine Record. "Mae ‘schooner Iron Cliff had 372 bushels of wet wheat. Capt. Cy. Sinclair i is here looking after the wreck of the Fairbank. | The tug Conneaut is having her stern bearings fixed at the Mills dry dock. - The steamer Parnell loaded a full cargo of salt, 12,- 857 barrels for Chicago. ~ Canal boatmen have resolved to pay no more tips to lock tenders for‘swelling boats through the locks. * Capt. Reining has sold the yacht Ismalia to the Buffalo Ship ees Co., Sos she will be used in delivering ae “Low -water is reali} hampering navigation here. Nhdus handy do HOt expect to see much better water until Jay.” ome ogee in*the C. B. Lockwood, 4,218 bushels, was sold for 34 cents per bushel. The Mecosta had 3,345 bushels which brought half a cent more. “The tug building at the Union dry dock for the Hand & Johnson line will be launched Thursday. Sheisa dwplicate of the tig Fabian, of the Maytham line. ~ Phe'steamer St. Louis is receiving new steel arches in ‘place of her wooden ones, and her rail will be built up solid’ ‘preparatory to going into the pulpwood trade. o’EPhe Erie’ Canal opened for business Friday ‘last. Owing to thé cutting of rates by the railroads the canal The steamer Kearsarge will go in dock for THE MARINE RECORD. is doing very little business. This will probably not last long, and the canal mén hope for better times next fall. The steamer Pillsbury, Capt. Jackson, made a quick trip between this port and Gladstone. She left Buffalo Saturday before last at 12:30 a. m., and got back Friday evening at 6 o’clock, making the trip in five days, 17 hours and 30 minutes. Mr. Robert Logan representing the owners and Mr. Joseph R. Oldham the underwriters held a survey on the steamer North-Wind here on Wednesday. The damage was the result of her stranding at the head of Hay Lake Channel on her way down this trip. Harbor Master Soper isin somewhat of a quandary over the question of landing the excursion boats this summer. He has been directed by the council to provide a landing for them at the foot of Main street, but as the Northern Line steamships will overlap this place when at their dock, all the troubles of last season seem cer- tain to be renewed in an aggravated form. Owing to the late opening of the season, Buffalo’s coal.shipments are far behind those of April last sea- son. The coal shipments for the month were 27,040 tons, as compared: with 10x2,997 tonsa year ago. Be- sides a large amount of general merchandise, 14,119 barrels of salt and 116,852 barrels of cement were shipped from this port. Grain receipts were 3,729,829 bushels as compared with 9,888,740 bushels and 32,015 barrels of flour, against 467,524 for April, 1894. In past years, the underwriters figure that the vessels of the lumber fleet have sustained more damage in the Niagara River than anywhere else on the route. This is more than ever true this season, now that the water issolow. Smith, Davis & Co., and some of the other insurance men are said to bestrongly in favor of add- ing slightly to the rate when vessels go down to Tona- wanda. It is not probable that any change in the rates will be made this season, but underwriters may decline to insure a boat drawing more than 12 feet of water. By boycotting the Western, Anchor and Union lines, the western roads have so overloaded the Lackawanna and Lehigh liners that they are carrying much more than their percentages, and laying themselves liable to the fine of $3 per ton according to the new rules of the combination. The Lehigh ° has already notified Com- missioner McCain that it wishes to be relieved of the extra amount. This means that if the other lines are not to be allowed to carry the freight it will be left on the docks where the rail lines have dropped it. The steamers Ed. Smith’ No. 2and George King had their seams calked in the Union dry dock. The steamer Rgyptian has been having aléak stopped. The Parnell, which struck a sunken crib when entering the harbor, is out of the dock, after receiving a new forefoot, 50 feet of keel, garboard and planking. The steamer Pearl has been seized under a libel filed against the boat for $8,000. She will probably be released under bond before this item appears in print. The claim is for money loaned to the Crystal Beach Co. last season. ‘The steamer North West will leave here on Friday, May 24, for a trip to Cleveland and return. The man- agement are giving a complimentary excursion to the passenger and ticket men of the various .railroads. Saturday will be spent in Cleveland, the steamer return- ing to Buffalo Sunday morning. The North West will go to Chicago later and take a party from that city to Duluth, leaving Chicago June 7. ‘The party will return by rail to Chicago, andthe North West will leave Duluth Monday, June 11, on her first regular trip for the sea- son. The North Land will leave Buffalo on her first regular trip June 11. ee ee eee DULUTH AND SUPERIOR. Special Correspondence to The Marine Record, The schooner H. H. Emilie has been libeled in about $500, wages claim. The Inman tugs Pathfinder and Williams have been undergoing bottom repairs. The Williams has alsoa new wheel. The Canadian steamers which will compose the Du- luth & Montreal Line, are the Myles and. Sir. S, L. Til- ’ ley, of 1,200 tons each, and the City of. Owen Sound, of 800 tons. The shoal which formed in Portage Lake canal oppo- site the light-house, during the winter, has been dredged out. Three of Williams, Daugherty.& Williams’ dredges are at work at the entrance to the canal, but vessels can easily make the canal by bearing a trifle to the eastwar of the center line. re W. W. J. Croze will have charge of the engineering : department ofthe Canton mine. ‘This property is owned by the Minnesota Iron Co. It promises to develop into one of the best mines on the Mesaba, although it has been opened by the old undergrotund, and not ba the : “milling ’’ or steam shovel systems. The new merchandise dock on Allouez Bay. Lake Su- perior, work on which will soon begin, will be the largest dock west of Cleveland. The dock proper will be 1,900 feet long by 380 feet wide, and willhave a roof 1,500 feet long and 280 feet wide. Four hundred men will be given employment on the job all season, by which time it will be finished. It will require 4,000,000 feet of fiber eas the cost will be $80,000. rr re a PORT HURON, MICH. Special Correspondence to. The Marine Record, The little steamer Douglas has arrived from Green Bay, and is running on the Deéetroit-Alpena route. The new river steamer Unique made the run from De- troit to this city Monday afternoon in four hours and five minutes. Tuesday morning she made the run from this city to St. Clair, 12 miles, in 31 minutes. The large derrick at the Wolverine dry dock carried away on Monday while men were hoisting the boilers out of the steamer Sparta. No one was injured in the crash, but the boilers fell back into the hold with great force and injured the hull of the boat. Capt. Harry Richardson will stay ashore this season and look after the lumber fleet of F. W. Gilchrist in Buffalo and Tonawanda. ‘There willbe four Gilchrist tows this season, three of which will come here. ‘The Viking, Capt. Doner, with the Maxwell and Tilden; the S.C. Hall, Capt. Hamilton, with the Sam Flint and Nellie Mason; the Norseman (formerly the Canadian Enterprise.) Capt. Stewart with the Ida Keith and Unadilla. ‘The Garden City tow will trade to Lake On- tario as usual. None of them has any he season’s business yet. Asalarge wooden propeller Maurice B. Grover, of the Bradley Transportation Co., Cleveland, was round ing toin the river off Clark’s dock, Sarnia, Tuesday afternoon, she struck the dock with terrific force making a complete wreck of it for a distance of about thirty feet: The warehouse, which is but a few feet north of where © the boat struck, was considerably damaged by the shock of the collision. A large amount of the coal which was on. the dock at the time dropped into the rlver. The timbers punched two small holes in the starboard bow of the boat. The damage to the dockis estimated at between $1,000 and $1,200. : RE A { DETROIT, MICH. Special Correspondence to The Marine Record, The steamer Wyandotte is being fitted out for the season’s business. The steamer Merida is having her machinery and boilers repaired at the upper dry dock. Coal and ore contracts are being insured on blanket contracts at 16 and 18 cents per $100. . The new Eddy boat which Wheeler & Co. will build at Bay City, will bea duplicate of the new J. J. McWil- liams. The new steamer Argo, property of Fisher & Wilson and C. R. Jones & Co., of Cleveland. has left on her maiden trip for lumber. It is hinted that the steamer Samuel F. Hodge is to be putin the Duluth-Ogdensburg line, which was started last year with the J. C. Ford, Saginaw Valley und Ohio. The steamer Maud Preston was offered for sale last Friday by the United States marshal. Only $300 was bid, and the sale was not closed: The claim on the libel is $6000. The Port Lawrence Steam Navigation Company now own the steamer Dove, Mr. Arthur Klauser having sold a part of his interest in her to Capt. Frank Wet- more, of Perrysburg; Eugineer Irving Hone and others, The Dove has received a new cylinder aud boiler, and as force of carpenters is now at work on her to fitherup © in the best possible shape.. She will be put.on the © Toledo and Monroe route, and will make two trips a day. She is officered as follows: Captain, Frank Wet- more; clerk, George Leibius; engineer, Irving Hone. She will make her first trip on Memorial day, May 30. The steamer Schoolcraft is at the Detroit dry dock having a new Scotch type boiler putin. It is 12 feet 3 inches in diameter by 11 feet 6 inches long, with two —

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