Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Marine Record (Cleveland, OH), June 13, 1895, p. 4

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i NEWS AROUND THE LAKES. EE ee ca a CHICAGO. ILL. Special Correspondence to The Marine Record, Fishermen claim to have found the wreck of the tug Cfowell, which foundered off Chicago in the fall of 1893. The steel steamer Alva arrived at South Chicago on Friday, and went into the Chicago: eee Co.'s dry dock for repairs. The Chicora searching party ran across the wreck of the old Orient steamer Havana last week. The Havana was lost eight years ago. The sum of $200,000 for which the London Lloyds have libeled the Hurd is thought to be about the full amount of the risk carried on the Cayuga. The City of Berlin was fined $20 last week for report- ing her arrival three days late when she came in Dec. 8, last year. ‘The fine will probably be remitted. The fine twin screw steel steamship Northwest was in Chicago three days last week, and was visited by an ad- miring crowd numbering some 10,000 persons. She left for Duluth Friday afternoon. J. H. Almendinger, of Benton Harbor has been awarded a contract to build a lighter, with derrick, winches, and tackle, for the lighthouse supply depot at St. Joseph. His bid was $800. j Insurance losses up to May 1 aggregate $836,373, as compared with $203,789 for the same period last year, and $1,100,000 for the season of 1894. Rates will un- doubtedly be stiffer next season particularly on metal boats. At the shipyards here the schooner John Kelderhouse was on dock for some re-calking ; the schooner Guide for a new stern, and some other repairs ; the tug Charmer for repairs to her stern bearing the steamer City of Charlevoix for a new wheel; the schooner Cape Horn to have leaks stopped. J. G. Keith & Co. chartered the steamer Pentland for wheat to Toledo at 1% cents; the steamer Marion for corn to Kingston at 256 cents; the steamer Ktttie M. Forbes for corn to Buffalo at 14% cents; the steamer J. C. Pringle and consorts Sweetheart and B. Harrison for wheat to Toledo at 1% cents. The schooner Ada Medora left South Chicago last week with'a cargo of steel rails-for Owen Sound, Ont , Canada. ‘The rails were shipped by the Illinois Steel Company, and consigned to the Canadian Pacific Rail- road Company. It was the first cargo of steel rails ever shipped from Chicago to a foreign port. Capt. John Prindiville chartered the steamer C. H. Green for corn and oats to ‘Port Huron at 1 ¥% cents; the schooner Our Son for corn to Port Huron at 1% cents; schooner Gend for clipped oats to Port Huron at 1 cent ; steamer Norwalk, wheat to Toledo1% cents; steamer A. Weston and consorts Eleanor and Jeanette, for wheat to Toledo at 1% cents. The L. M. & Ly. S. Transportation Co.’s fine steel steamship Manitou, will commence running for the sum- mer season on Saturday, June 22nd, leaving Chicago at 9a. m. for Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Charlevoix and Mackinaw Island. She will make tri-weekly trips. ‘The Manitou hus received new boilers and is being fitted out for her season’s work. The whaleback steel steamer Christopher Gileaibasit is being fitted out and putin excellent condition for her season’s work. She will make daily trips between Chi- cago and Milwaukee, leaving at 9a. m. daily from the LU. M. & L. S. Transportation Co.’s dock, north side of Rush Street Bridge. She will commence running on Saturday morning, June 22nd. The Goodrich ‘Transportation Co.’s fine twin-screw steel steamer Virginia arrived here Saturday from Man- itowoc where she had received considerable alterations and improvements for her coming season’s work, She left here for Milwaukee Sunday morning, and returned the same night on her first round trip this season. She had on board about 600 passengers. She leaves Chicago at 9p. m. daily for Milwaukee, and rettirns to this port at 10 p. m. every night. The Graham & Morton Transportation Co.’s fine side- - wheel steamer City of Chicago, commenced running on her regular morning trips on Tuesday, leaving Chicago at 9:30 a.m. daily for St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. The company’s new steamer, City of Louisville, arrived here Tuesday evening from Benton Harbor, and left at . where these rules are not in force. THE MARINE RECORD. 11:30 the same night. She will run in connection with the City of Chicago, so that passengers can, during the remainder of the season make daily return trips between Chicago and St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. DP ee DETROIT, MICH. Special Correspondence to The Marine Kecord. The R. Martini is getting general repairs at the Oades marine railway. The George Spencer got a new wheel at the upper dock late last week. The EB. C. Pope has three new blades put on her wheel ‘ at the Detroit dock. The G. W. Johnson had repairs made to her machin- ery at the Riverside this week. Repairs on the steamyacht Sultana were completed at Oades’ shipyard on Monday. The steamyacht Wandais in Clark’s dock for a general overhauling. She is owned by Oren Scotten. The steamer T. W. Snook has gone to resuming the work of recovering the steel billets from the schooner A. Bradley. The steamer Jack is receiving temporary repairs at the Detroit dry dock. ‘The appraisers put a value on her of only $8,000 in her present shape. The libel against her is for over $164,000. The funeral services of Engineer Thompson W. Rob- inson, who was drowned off the Unique a few weeks ago, were held at his late home last Wednesday afternoon. The M. KE. B. A, of Detroit, attended in a body. The big steamer Maryland isin the Detroit dry dock for repairs to damages received last September, when she grazed the rocks at Ballard’s Reef. She requires six new plates and ten broken frames must be replaced. Lieut. Landry, of the United States navy, will super- intend the building of six surf boats of the Monomy pat- tern by the Wyandotte Boat Co. They are of the same type as the new boats nowinuse. The contract price is $268.50 each, and they are to be completed Sept. 30. There is some controversy over the application of the ‘rules of the White bill in Detroit River, many of the most frequented parts of which are in Canadian waters, Efforts have been made to induce the Canadian parliament to enact a law incorporating the same rules, but this has not yet been accomplished. The directors of the Detroit Dry Dock Co. are consid- ering the problem of enlarging their dock toa length over all of 430 feet. ‘The extension will haveto be made toward the river, but the ground is so treacherous that the expense of an extension will without doubt be very heavy. It is stated that nothing has yet been definitely decided upon. The Canadian steamer Jack, which sank the Norman, was found in American waters the other day long enough to libel her for $164,000 on behalf of the underwriters of the Norman. ‘The Jack will, of course, be liable for only her present value, which, in her present condition, is es- timated at about $8,000. She is owned by Calvin, of Kingston. The Jack was patched up at Alpena with temporary bulkheads. The Canadian collector of customs assessed the tug Grace Ruelle, which the Petrel caught dumping gar- bage in alleged Canadian waters, $600, which will be divided between the tug and dump scow. The steel buckets are being held until the Petrel is paid $100 for taking them to Lake Erie and dumping them. John W. Lucas, the dumper, was given two fines of $50 and $8 48 costs each for two separate offenses. The others of the crew are fined $50 and $13 costs, or 14 days’ hard labor. srr BUFFALO, N. Y. Special Correspondence to The Marine Record, The Kate Buttironi’s cargo of glucose was forwarded to New York by canal. The canal rate on merchandise from New York to Buffalo is now 50 cents per ton. The Shenandoah brought down 140,000 bushels of oats last week on 13 feet 10 inches draft. : A culvert washout Wednesday night caused a break in the Erie Canal which required several days to re- pair. The schooner Alice Richards had a leak stopped at Mills’ dry dock last week. The tug Alpha wasin fora general overhauling. The floating wreck located off Dunkirk, and thought to be the Dean Richmond, is said to be merely a lone spar, held by its rigging. The Chemung willnot get out of dry dock for another week. The current. estimate of $13,000 as her repair bill is considerably short of the real figure. J. J. McWilliams has retired from the coal firm of. Hedstrom & McWilliams. The fueling dispute is not heard of any more along the creek. Harbor-master Soper is enforcing the whistling ordi- nance and excursion boats now make their bells do duty in warning passengers of leaving time. Capt. James W. Murray, a lake navigator of 40 years ago, who formerly commanded the Storm King and Metropolis, spent several days in Buffalo last week. President John D. Arters, of the Casco Bay Steamboat Co., Portland, Me., has secured an option for a 100 days’ charter of the steamer El Dorado, beginning June 15, with privilege of purchase. James B. Donelly, at $165,138 is the lowest bidder for furnishing materials, labor, and appliances for remoy- ing solid matter from the movable dam and from the 800-foot approaches to the new Sault Canal locks. Hand & Johnson’s new tug Cascade will be in com- mission by next Saturday. Their tug W. I. Babcock is being fitted with a Welch hydraulic steering gear. This is a Buffalo patent, the invention of David Welch, a fire- man. ‘There is one on each of the fire tugs. The friends of George Ll, McCabe, and steamboatmen in general, will be glad to learn that he has been retained by Williams & Co., who bought out the fueling firm of H- K. Wick & Co. Mr. McCabe has had long experience in this business, knows the docks thoroughly and has made many friends. He and William Barr ought to have a double-barreled cinch on tbe fueling business at this port. The Cleveland Chamber of Commerce excursion of Ohio business men to this port on the steamship North Land was a huge success. The North Land is even more gorgeous in her finish, and seems a speedier craft than the North West. She is officered by Capt. W. H. Campau as master, with Capt. J. B. Joyce as first officer, Capt. John Kennedy as second, and Capt. Fred Johnson as third; F. KE. Curtis as purser, W. H. Mullen as clerk, Henry Hilton as steward, and Dr. Carr as surgeon. She left on her first.regular trip Tuesday. The controversy between the Northern Steamship peo- ple and the excursion boats seems about to be settled in accordance with the terms of a compromise suggested by Mayor Jewett. He proposed that when the big steamers come in on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a. m., they be given the use of the dock until noon for discharging pas- sengers and baggage. ‘They should then tow to the coal dock to fuel, and that they should have the use of the dock again until 9 o’clock Tuesday and Friday even- ings. ‘This will probably be agreed to with some slight modifications. on 8 ee CLEVELAND. O. Special Correspondence to The Marine Record. Mr. John Kist, a well known River street hotel keeper and an ex-city councilman, was buried this week. ‘The funeral was largely attended. The numerous friends of Capt. William S. Mack will be sorry to learn that he is ‘‘under the weather’’ and obliged to lay up at his home in Lakewood. The Cleveland Ship Building Co. will complete repairs on the Yuma this week. Besides a number of plates be- ing re-rolled, she required twelve new ones. ‘The excursion boats Superior and Duluth arrived at Cleveland Sunday evening, and went to the Ship Own- ers’ dry dock for an overhauling. They are scheduled to make their first trips to Euclid Beach Park next Sun- day. It appears that the Alva was not so much damaged as was anticipated after her stranding on the N. Manitou. She had to be jacked up with screws and moved 150 feet before being released. She reached Chicago under her own steam with four of her compartments flooded. Miss Mary S. Wallace, daughter of Mr. Robert Wal- lace, president of the Cleveland Ship Building Co., was married on Wednesday. night at the bride’s residence in Lakewood, to Mr. J. C. Garrett, who is with the firm of Ogleby, Norton & - of this city. The young couple have the best wishes of a host of friends. Capts. Stratton and Stenton formerly of the Menomi- nee Line steamers Norman and German have received new appointments, the former takes charge of the | |

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