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  • Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON), Oct. 25, 1953.
        Ship aground, refloated. The freighter Manzutti, owned by the Yankcanuck Steamship Lines ran aground south of the channel into the Saugeen river Saturday. The tug Ruth Hindman arrived later from Killarney and pulled the vessel free. No damage was reported to the ship. ...
      Ship aground, refloated. The freighter Manzutti, owned by the Yankcanuck Steamship Lines ...
  • Sault Star (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), Thur. Mar 12, 1959
        Industry Opinions No Immediate Seaway Effects. Opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway this spring will not have any noticeable effect on the Sault, according to local businessmen and industrial representatives. For example, to fill orders in foreign markets Roddis ...
      Industry Opinions No Immediate Seaway Effects. Opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), August 17, 1843
        Another Propeller.-- Capt. Lundy left port in the CHAUTAUQUA to-day for Grand River, for the purpose of towing down the Canadian armed steamer TORONTO, (formerly GENERAL PORTER) which has been purchased by Capt. C. Gager, with a view to converting her into a steam propeller. The P. ...
      Another Propeller.-- Capt. Lundy left port in the CHAUTAUQUA to-day for Grand ...
  • St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), 19 August 1882
        A correspondent of the Inter Ocean, writing from Frankfort, Mich., under date of Aug. 10th, says: The first vessel that ever loaded on the Atlantic seaboard for the great lakes was the schooner Thomas Bradley in 1856. Captain Nathaniel Robbins, at present Superintendent of the ...
      A correspondent of the Inter Ocean, writing from Frankfort, Mich., under date ...
  • St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 15 April 1882
        The Milwaukee Sentinel says: "The propeller Michigan, Capt. Prindeville, arrived Friday from Grand Haven. Captain Prindeville says in regard to the accident to the propeller G. J. Truesdell, mentioned in the Sentinel's dispatches from Grand Haven, Friday, that he sighted the Truesdell when ...
      The Milwaukee Sentinel says: "The propeller Michigan, Capt. Prindeville, arrived Friday from ...
  • St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 10 June 1882
        The schooner Fortune Trial, which was in this port during the late blow, was struck by a squall some eighteen miles north of South Haven Thursday, and capsized. Her captain and a seaman were saved by a passing steam barge. ...
      The schooner Fortune Trial, which was in this port during the late ...
  • St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Sat., 16 June 1883
        ... readily. She has already made the trip of 61 1/2 miles in 5 hours and 40 minutes...
      ... readily. She has already made the trip of 61 1/2 miles ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 27 Apr, 1877
        THE OLDEST VESSEL. - The schooner Harriet Ross, at present owned in Detroit, is unquestionably the oldest vessel on the lakes. She was in commission prior to the war of 1812, and formed one of Commodore Perry's fleet in the great naval battle on Lake Erie. There is nothing left ...
      THE OLDEST VESSEL. - The schooner Harriet Ross, at present owned in ...
  • St. Joseph Saturday Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 26 March 1898
        The steamer H. W. Williams was launched Thursday from the Allmendinger yards. ...
      The steamer H. W. Williams was launched Thursday from the Allmendinger yards. ...
  • St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), 17 June 1882
        A description of the Graham & Morton Transportation Company's new steamer Lora, which is now receiving her first cargo of freight for Chicago, will be interesting to many of our readers. This fine propeller was built -- at a cost, complete, of about $60,000 -- expressly for the passenger ...
      A description of the Graham & Morton Transportation Company's new steamer Lora, ...
  • St. Joseph Evening Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Wednesday, 21 April 1907
        Muskegon, Mich., April 22 - It is believed the little passenger steamer R. I. Gordon of South Haven has been lost in Lake Michigan. The Gordon was in Muskegon for the purpose of getting a supply of coal Sunday, April 14, leaving for Manitowoc the same evening. It is reported ...
      Muskegon, Mich., April 22 - It is believed the little passenger steamer ...
  • St. Joseph Traveler (St. Joseph, MI), 13 July 1859
        "C. McNeil" was Cornelius McNeil; his wife's name was Priscilla. The Napier mentioned in the article was Jack Napier, a brother to Nelson W. Napier of "Alpena" wreck fame. Jack was killed when he fired a cannon to celebrate the 4th of July and it blew up...
      "C. McNeil" was Cornelius McNeil; his wife's name was Priscilla. The Napier ...
  • St. Joseph Evening Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Friday, April 19, 1907
        The schooner Elizabeth Day capsized in Lake Michigan off Pyramid point Wednesday night during a storm and is a total loss. The crew of four men left the schooner just before it went over and succeeded in getting to Sleeping Bear point in their yawl. The Day was 97 feet ...
      The schooner Elizabeth Day capsized in Lake Michigan off Pyramid point Wednesday ...
  • Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sat., 29 Apr, 1876
        THE FALCON. - In regard to the schr Falcon, which was lost at Chicago on Thursday, the Times says: The Falcon has been in the lumber trade for some twelve years, plying between this port and all points along the east shore. During the big storm of last fall she ...
      THE FALCON. - In regard to the schr Falcon, which was lost ...
  • Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 13 Oct, 1876
        THE SCHOONER MIDDLESEX. - The captain and crew of the schr Middlesex, lost on the Atlantic with a cargo of deals, have arrived home. The accident was caused by the oakum working out of a seam during a gale. The captain says that, although the Middlesex was an old vessel, ...
      THE SCHOONER MIDDLESEX. - The captain and crew of the schr Middlesex, ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 30 Mar, 1878
        THE ST. CLAIR CANAL. - The following regulations for the government of vessels passing through the St. Clair Flats Canal are established by authority of the Secretary of War as necessary for the proper protection of the banks of the canal from injury. All concerned will please take ...
      THE ST. CLAIR CANAL. - The following regulations for the government of ...
  • Sault Daily Star (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), Thursday May 14, 1970
        A chapter of Sault Ste. Marie and international shipping history closed quietly this morning when the freighters Mancox and Manzzutti were towed from port on their last trip. The two little ships are being towed to southern Ontario for scrapping. Taken under tow about 3 a.m. at ...
      A chapter of Sault Ste. Marie and international shipping history closed quietly ...
  • Marinette Eagle Star (Marinette, WI), March 24, 1950
        With the advent of springtime fancies of men young and old, don't always to thoughts of love. For instance, sometimes they turn to thoughts of sailing. And Capt. Filicano Manzzutti, skipper of the Yankcanuck, is no exception. The Yankcanuck wintered in the Menominee river harbor in the ...
      With the advent of springtime fancies of men young and old, don't ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 29 Jun, 1878
        ANOTHER STEAMBOAT. - Capt. S. B. Grummond has added another vessel to his already large fleet. The new craft is a side-wheel steamboat, one of the largest of its kind ever on Western waters. She has been under construction for the past year and a half, but so quietly has ...
      ANOTHER STEAMBOAT. - Capt. S. B. Grummond has added another vessel to ...
  • St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 21, 1847
        Singular Phenomenon - The following extraordinary account was communicated to the editor of the Cobourg Star by Mr. Thomson Miller of the Grafton steam mills in a letter dated Jan. 9, 1847. The editor has every confidence in his correspondent, whose report was afterwards contributed ...
      Singular Phenomenon - The following extraordinary account was communicated to the editor ...
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