Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Marine Record (Cleveland, OH), September 5, 1895, p. 5

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NEWS: AROUND THE LAKES. Cpe eR CHICAGO. Special Correspondence to The Marine Record. “Whe American Association of Masters and: Pilots of Steam vessels; Chicago Harbor No. 33, are constantly adding new inembers to their roll. The captains of sev- eral tugs are flying flags ‘of membership on the tugs they command. Chicago Harbor: No. 33 hopes in the near future to be second to none in membership. San Francisco Harbor No. 15 has the largest membership, numbering 385; Brooklyn, N. Y. Harbor No. 5 has 200 members; and Boston Harbor No. 4; has 280 members. Several more harbors will be formed at other ports on the lakes very soon The steam yacht Osceola was inspected by U. S. Local Inspectors Richardson and Moore on Monday. Capt. Fred Gendron and Knugineer James McGrath are here from Detroit and will leave Chicago for Detroit with the Osceola on Wednesday. The Osceola was built by C. P. Willard & Co, in 1893,and is now owned by the H. R. Worthington Pump Co. She is schooner rigged. Her dimensions are 72 feet length on the water line, 10 feet beam, and 5 feet hold. She has a triple expansion condensing engine 416 and 7 and 12 by 8 inches anda Scotch boiler 6%x6% feet, allowed 200 lbs. steam pressure, and inde- pendent Worthington pumps. Hausler & Lentz, contractors, have commenced work on the Calumet Blue Island railroad bridge at the mouth of the Calumet River, at South Chicago. The bridge will be situated 600 feet east of the 92d street bridge and will have a center pier with draws opening 100 feet on each side. Car Ferry No.1 of the Wisconsin & Michigan line, left South Chicago for Peshtigo in tow of the tug J. C. Perrett last Thursday, on her first working trip, with 26 cars loaded with coal and merchandise. The steamer John A Dix received considerable dam- age to her bulwarks stancheons and rail and upper deck, by collision with the whaleback steamer Christopher Columbus, Friday night at 10:50 o’clock, when going up the river with a large number of mconlight excur sionists. The accident happened just below Rush street bridge where the Columbus was working her stern irto the Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Co.’s dock prior to being tied up for the night, after her return from Mil- watukee. ‘Thecaptain of each steamer claims that the other one was to blame. Palmer, Cook & Calbick chartered the W. P. Ketcham and consort George B. Owen and W.H. Wolf and Aztec, for corn to Buffalo at 13(c, the Sunrise for oats to Port Huron at 1%c. Carr & Blair chartered the James G. Blaine for oats to Port Huron at 1%c; the Frank L. Vance, John F. Eddy and A. G. Lindsay for corn to Buffalo at 13,c; the steamer Progress, for wheat to Buffalo at 1%c. P. H. Fleming & Co., chartered the steamer Chauncey Hurlbut for clipped oats and barge Clint for corn to Port Huron atl Yc; C. W. Elphicke & Co. chartered the Alva for 128,000 bushels of corn to Buffalo at 134c; the Kearsarge for 139,- 096 bushels of corn to Buffalo at 1c; schooner Mystic Star, for 23,000 bushels of wheat to Toledo at 1%c. DULUTH AND SUPERIOR. Special Correspondence to The Marine Record, Superior and Duluth people are much interested in a plan looking to starting up the West Superior Iron and Steel Works. ‘The plan proposed is for the Land and River Improvement Co., the American Steel Barge Co., the Lehigh Coal and Iron Co., the First National Bank, of Chicago, Darrow & Vincent, Chicago attorneys who THE MARINE RECORD. hold judgments, and other parties, to agree upon the basis of a settlement, place the plant in the hands of a competent party, and to have it operated in their in- terests. ‘The increasing prices on steel make it very likely that something in this direction will shortly be consummated. : The Duluth, Mesaba & Northern will begin constriic- tion at once upon a second ore dock, to be completed for next season’s business. It will be built west of the present dock and about halfits size, being’1,200 feet long with 1,000 feet of approach. It will be two feet higher from the water than the present dock, and the pockets will be two feet higher and deeper. It will cost $300,000. The collision between the tugs Medina and Path- BARGE 117 WITH PLATES REMOVED. finder, which resulted in sinking the latter and the loss of one life has been very much misrepresented by the daily press. The tugs were not racing for a tow, and both Capt. Fietzel, of the Medina, and Capt. Brown, of the Pathfinder, exonerate each other from the charge of willfully struggling to get possession of the tow. The tug was raised Wednesday. : ; MILWAUKEE. Special Correspondence to The Marine Record, The Anchor liner Delaware was loaded down at the bonded warehouse Monday until she rested on the bot- tom, and the services of the tug Knight Templar were required to pull her off. The bar is being dredged out. This warehouse has not been in use for several seasons. Twenty coal-laden boats, whose cargoes aggregated NYANZA’S DECK. WITH PLANKING REMOVED: 35,000 tons, arrived in Milwaukee last week. Shipments by lake were: flour, 17,618 barrels; oats, 199,000 bushels, rye, 25,000 bushels. The Anchor line is temporarily occupying offices with the Northern Michigan line on Water street. Arrange- ments have been made to ship east-bound freight from the brick warehouse east of the Lackawanna line, and the warehouse east of this will be used for west-bound freight. The old brick walls of the Anchor line ware- house remained intact after the fire, and it is thought that reconstruction will not consume more than two months. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. The government dredge at Port Washington will complete her work there about the 15th. The North Land was delayed five hours by stranding at Sailors’ Encampment on her last trip. Capt. O’Keefe, of the wrecking tug Johnson, is still searching for the lost schooner John Shaw. The locking of vessels at the Sault was delayed three hours last Friday because the grating protection to one of the valves was carried away and had to be replaced. General Manager Wood, of the Columbus, Sandusky & Hocking, has received a number of congratulatory letters from the Republic Steamship people, Mitchell & Co., and others, praising the good dispatch that is given boats loading coal at Sandusky, the Chili took on 2,800 tons in eleven hours there last Saturday. Clifford Sanderson, keeper of the range lights on Dnnlap Reef, says the water in Sturgeon Bay is 14 inches lower than last season at this time, and two feet lower than in 1893. Work on the new light at Conneaut will begin at once and will be finished before the end of the month. It will be located about 20 feet from the end of the pier, and will carry a fixed white or beacon light. The two upper gates of the new Amer- ican lock at the Sault are finished. They are painted black. The railings and _ walks have been put in and the contract- ors expect to have all the gates in place by October 1st. Capt. C. KE. Benham, who went to the wreck of the Burlinglon, near Manitoulin Island, says she is not worth raising. Her hull is almost completely destroyed and her macainory is badly damaged by fire. The boil- er might be worth raising, but would not repay the cost of sending an expedition to the boat. Capt. Benham also sent an expedition to the P. B. Locke, at Grand Island, to act for the underwriters. eT EEE — a INLAND LLOYDS’ SUPPLEMENT. The Inland Lloyds’ Vessel Register supplement for September 1 contains the enrollment of five new vessels —the steamship Penobscot, Al, $225,000; steamship Victory, Al, $220,000; steamship Yale, Al, $225,000; steamship Zenith City, A1, $220,000, and schooner Tyrone, Al, $115,000. The steamer Sakie Shepard is given a rating of A2% anda valuation of $6,000, and the steamer Harry Cottrell a valuation of $4,000, and an A2% rat- ing, for river navigation only. The tug Arthur, of Sault Ste. Marie, is entered as A2, $3,500. Several of the older schooners are classed and rated, as follows: Anna P. Grover, A2, $4,000; Kewaunee, A2, $2,500; Red, White and Blue, B1, $5,000; Ella Eilin- wood, $1,500; Col. Ellsworth, $2,700; Oneida, $2,000; Presto, $1,000, and Surprise, $1,500, the last five being rated Bl, for coarse freight only. The barge A. T. Bliss rates A214 and insures at $9,000, and the D. P. Dob- bins A2, with a valuation of $10,000; the John Marks A2, $5,000, and the C. N. Johnson, B14, $1,500. VESSEL TRANSFERS. Transfers of vessel property recent- ly announced are: Tug Tramp, Capt. Wilson, of St. Joseph, to parties at Ontonagon, $4,000; tug Frank RKd- ward, Graham & Morton Co., Chi- cago, to Mill Hagen Bros., St. Joseph, $3,000; steamer Lucille, J. H. Rodney, Duluth to Ash- land parties, (report of sale not confirmed); schooner C. A. King, to Capt. James Glenn, Alpena, formerly of the Lathrop. ED ee HYDROGRAPHIC CHARTS Of Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Onta- rio, Georgian Bay and Detroit River, for sale at the office of THE MARINE ReEcoRD, 144 Superior street, Cleveland, O. Price, 50 and 75 cents each.

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