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  • Marinette Eagle Star (Marinette, WI), April 24, 1948
        Mindemoya Now Is Yankcanuck Only a comparatively few persons here have heard of the Yankcanuck Transportation Company or the ship of the same name. But the vessel has a close association to a group of person in Marinette. The Yankcanuck a pulpwood carrier is owned and ...
      Mindemoya Now Is Yankcanuck Only a comparatively few persons here have heard ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sat., Dec. 7, 1850
        * Probably a typo - the skipper of the TROY at this time was the famous David P. Dobbins, who was also part owner of the boat...
      * Probably a typo - the skipper of the TROY at this ...
  • Terrible Disaster on Lake Superior
    The Age (Philadelphia, PA), 8 Sep 1863, p. 2, column 6     Terrible Disaster on Lake Superior -- The Steamer Sunbeam Lost with all on Board. SARNIA, C.W.. September 7.--The steamer City of Cleveland reports the loss of the steamer Sunbeam in Lake Superior. last week, during a gale with all the passengers and crew except one ...
    The Age (Philadelphia, PA), 8 Sep 1863, p. 2, column 6   Terrible Disaster on Lake Superior -- The Steamer Sunbeam Lost with all ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 22, 1865
        The name was actually M. FANNIE STAFFORD and she was a harbor tug of 42 tons which had been built at Buffalo only two years previously...
      The name was actually M. FANNIE STAFFORD and she was a harbor ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 20 Sep, 1867, page 1
        It is debatable whether this medium-sized tug (110 ft., 123 t.) was named W. R. MUIR or W. K. MUIR. There was another tug named W. K. MUIR, operating out of Milwaukee at this time. Extracts of official records show the spelling W. R. MUIR though she always shows in ...
      It is debatable whether this medium-sized tug (110 ft., 123 t.) was ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), June 4, 1883
        THE WRECKING TUG MICHIGAN The Canadian wrecking tug Prince Alfred, which is now the property of the International Wrecking and Transportation company, has been largely repaired during the winter and spring, and is so far a new boat that it was thought best to give her a new name. ...
      THE WRECKING TUG MICHIGAN The Canadian wrecking tug Prince Alfred, which is ...
  • Weekly Herald and Lake Superior Mining Journal (Thunder Bay, ON), September 11, 1884
        The Queen of the Lakes steamer United Empire of the Sarnia Line left the swift old steamer Spartan of the Owen Sound Line a long way astern coming up last trip. As the Empire was approaching Hilton, the Spartan was leaving again the same thing happened at Richards Landing. After ...
      The Queen of the Lakes steamer United Empire of the Sarnia Line ...
  • Weekly Herald and Lake Superior Mining Journal (Thunder Bay, ON), Aug 28, 1884
        The Owen Sound arrived in port last evening. They report having a very rough voyage. The Alberta came in on Monday, it being her first appearance here since her collision with the Osborne. On the last trip of the Ontario it was discovered that some of the lower deck hands ...
      The Owen Sound arrived in port last evening. They report having a ...
  • Weekly Herald and Lake Superior Mining Journal (Thunder Bay, ON), Aug 21, 1884
        The Butcher's Maid has just been treated with a fresh coat of paint...
      The Butcher's Maid has just been treated with a fresh coat of ...
  • Daily Sential (Thunder Bay, ON), 7 Nov 1885
        Owen Sound Nov 6 1885 Thomas Cochran, the second mate on the steamer Athabasca fell from the main deck into the hold this eveningand was instantly killed...
      Owen Sound Nov 6 1885 Thomas Cochran, the second mate on the ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Thur., March 26, 1885
        One doesn't see ice like this much anymore on the lakes. The Goodrich liners MICHIGAN(US#91382) and WISCONSIN(US#80861) were both quite new iron-hulled vessels, which is why they felt comfortable challenging the floes. MICHIGAN was a total loss, while WISCONSIN was safe, and had a long and eventful career lasting until ...
      One doesn't see ice like this much anymore on the lakes. The ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 10, 1891
        Mr. Bradley Exonerates The Northern Queen To the Editor of the Detroit Free Press: Since the sinking of the schooner Fayette Brown by the steamer Northern Queen, The Detroit Free Press, as well as some of the Cleveland papers, have published (through telegrams from Detroit) ...
      Mr. Bradley Exonerates The Northern Queen To the Editor of the Detroit ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 9 Jul, 1895
        The international organization thus formed was termed the "Deep Waterways Commission." This was the beginning of the process that eventually led to the St. Lawrence Seaway, which was not completed until 1959...
      The international organization thus formed was termed the "Deep Waterways Commission." This ...
  • Most Daring Feat
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 Dec 1897     *This was the loss of the schooner MINNEHAHA (US#91220) October 14, 1893, on Lake Michigan. Capt. Packer put the schooner on the beach near Onekama, Mich. in a 90-mph gale in an attempt to save her, but she broke up quickly and he was the only survivor of a crew ...
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 Dec 1897   *This was the loss of the schooner MINNEHAHA (US#91220) October 14, 1893, ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thur., August 31, 1899
        $56,040 in 1899 dollars is approximately equivalent to $1.31 million 2006 dollars. The CITY OF ROME (US#125914) was built in 1881 at Cleveland and measured 1908 gross tons. She continued to make money for her owners until lost to fire above Ripley, NY, in 1914...
      $56,040 in 1899 dollars is approximately equivalent to $1.31 million 2006 dollars. ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 17, 1899
        NIAGARA (US# ) was a 276 ton wooden tug of great power and was skippered by Capt. Millen for the Detroit Transportation Co., a company of which he was part owner. He retired from sailing in 1882 and later became president of the Lake Carriers' Association (1897). He died in ...
      NIAGARA (US# ) was a 276 ton wooden tug of great power ...
  • Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), Oct. 30, 1901
        Marine The wreck of the barge Montgomery, which occurred last week off station 10 above Whitefish Point, ends the career of one of the most notable vessels on the lakes. The Montgomery was one of the earliest of lake craft. She was built in 1856 by John Bushnell at Newport ...
      Marine The wreck of the barge Montgomery, which occurred last week off ...
  • Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), Oct. 28, 1901
        MONTGOMERY WENT TO PIECES ON WEDNESDAY Cargo of Lumber is Scattered for Miles Along the Shore of Lake Superior Alf. Richards returned Saturday from a trip to the life saving stations and he reports that the schooner Montgomery, which was abandoned near station 10, two weeks ...
      MONTGOMERY WENT TO PIECES ON WEDNESDAY Cargo of Lumber is Scattered for ...
  • Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), Oct. 24, 1901
        Loss of Montgomery Underwriters are Investigating Her Condition Capt. John Perew representing Montgomery and Sill Underwriters of Buffalo was in the city yesterday. He was here to investigate the loss of the schooner Montgomery, abandoned near Whitefish last Saturday. The ...
      Loss of Montgomery Underwriters are Investigating Her Condition Capt. John Perew representing ...
  • Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), May 15, 1901
        The Bon Voyage Disaster. W.S. Fain, a traveling man who was a passenger on the steamer Bon Voyage and made discovery of the fire which destroyed the craft, blames the crew and says they became panic stricken as soon as the alarm of fire was given. He declares boats could ...
      The Bon Voyage Disaster. W.S. Fain, a traveling man who was a ...
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