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  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Nov. 22, 1874
        MUTINY - James Moran, a marine on the revenue cutter Johnson, is to be tried for mutiny at Milwaukee on the 28th. Not long ago, during one of his periodical rumpusses on board the cutter, he discharged a pistol, seriously wounding himself, fortunately. He no sooner got back to his ...
      MUTINY - James Moran, a marine on the revenue cutter Johnson, is ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Nov. 25, 1874
        A CAPTAIN TOWED - During the gale of last Saturday night Capt. A. H. Watrous was bringing the scow Clara into the bay, and while rounding Sturgeon Point attempted to shift the boom, when a block gave way, the boom flew back, striking Capt. Watrous in the mouth and knocking ...
      A CAPTAIN TOWED - During the gale of last Saturday night Capt. ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), November 11, 1874
        A CAPTAIN UP A TREE. - The captain of the schooner Ben Franklin, at Oswego, discharged a gang of men he had hired to load his vessel; was sued for the amount of the contract, and resisted execution, ejecting the officer. On an attempt to arrest him for assault, he ...
      A CAPTAIN UP A TREE. - The captain of the schooner Ben ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Nov. 21, 1884
        *Most likely Ghegheto Island and associated reefs, located about 25 miles north of Southampton, Ontario, off Howdenvale...
      *Most likely Ghegheto Island and associated reefs, located about 25 miles north ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Sat., Aug 9, 1884
        *Sunk in a collision with the schooner GEORGE MURRAY, Oct. 14, 1880...
      *Sunk in a collision with the schooner GEORGE MURRAY, Oct. 14, 1880...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Thur., August 7, 1884
        MARINE DRIFT Capt. Wm. Latriel is succeeded by Capt. Mears in command of the tug Shoo Fly. The schooner Willie Keeler has been engaged for coal from Cleveland to Detroit at 80 cents. The schooner Heather Belle, wrecked at Kincardine, Lake Huron, last fall, has been ...
      MARINE DRIFT Capt. Wm. Latriel is succeeded by Capt. Mears in command ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Nov. 6, 1884
        But the GRUMMOND (US#85552) was not so easy to kill. The iron-hulled sidewheel steamer was actually built in 1856 by Merrick & Sons, Philadelphia, as the survey steamer JEFFERSON DAVIS, specifically for the survey of the Great Lakes. She was 138 feet overall, 21 feet, 6 inches beam and 8 ...
      But the GRUMMOND (US#85552) was not so easy to kill. The iron-hulled ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), October 29, 1884
        Taylor was deputy collector of customs at Detroit...
      Taylor was deputy collector of customs at Detroit...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), September 10, 1884
        THAT ANCIENT WRECK A Pentwater correspondent of the Marine Record says: "The tug Neilson, Capt. C. J. Heath, and the schooner Experiment have been wrecking what is supposed to be the schooner John B. Wright. They have taken 1,100 kegs of nails out and some coal. The oldest settlers ...
      THAT ANCIENT WRECK A Pentwater correspondent of the Marine Record says: "The ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Dec. 9, 1884
        Kelley's Island is still the center of the range of the (now rare) Lake Erie Water Snake. The shipwreck may refer to the loss of the schooner PARROTT somewhere in western Lake Erie in 1835. She was lost with all hands and did have a deck cargo of hogs...
      Kelley's Island is still the center of the range of the (now ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), 15 Sep 1884
        *August 29, 1880 - up to 20 lives were lost **ignis fatuus - "A wide variety of spectral lights, whose alleged purpose is to herald death or play tricks on travelers at night. It literally mean "foolish fire" and is so named because anyone who follows such a light ...
      *August 29, 1880 - up to 20 lives were lost **ignis fatuus ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Wed., May 11, 1885
        THE MASTER OF A LEAKING VESSEL COMMITS SUICIDE Special to the Detroit Post. Sand Beach, Mich., May 9. - Last night Thomas W. Weegs(sic) of Marine City, master and owner of the barge C. N. Johnston (sic), committed suicide by hanging on board his boat at the breakwater. ...
      THE MASTER OF A LEAKING VESSEL COMMITS SUICIDE Special to the Detroit ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), 31 July 1885
        *Probably FLOSSIE THIELKE, 30 t. tug out of Chicago. The sidewheeler SAGINAW (US#115118) was built in 1866 at Marine City, Mich. and was 707 gt. After this sale the old steamer had life in her yet. After a few years use by the White Star Line, she was converted to ...
      *Probably FLOSSIE THIELKE, 30 t. tug out of Chicago. The sidewheeler SAGINAW ...
  • 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 Post (Detroit, MI), Aug. 28, 1885
        The United States steamer Warrington has conveyed to Duluth a steam foghorn, which will be placed on the south end of the canal pier at once. It is one of the largest foghorns on the lakes and can be heard a distance of seven miles...
      The United States steamer Warrington has conveyed to Duluth a steam foghorn, ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Sat., October 10, 1885
        Capt. Thomas Henner, master of the steamship Iron Duke, complains that the light-keeper at Passage Island did not sound the fog signal on the night of the 19th while a heavy fog was prevailing. There is so little traffic in Chicago creek, it is said, that the bridge tenders have ...
      Capt. Thomas Henner, master of the steamship Iron Duke, complains that the ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Sept. 15, 1885
        A NARROW ESCAPE Oscoda - Yesterday afternoon as the wrecking tug Winslow was dredging a cut to the barge Wyandotte, wrecked on the beach, the cable to which the line was goied (sic) broke. What might have been a serious accident was narrowly averted. John Delaney was caught by the ...
      A NARROW ESCAPE Oscoda - Yesterday afternoon as the wrecking tug Winslow ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Oct 21, 1885
        Though the charts show a light at this position (Cleveland pierhead), photos of the light there don't match this description. Anyone know if this light was replaced? I'd heard that one Cleveland light was replaced in 1895. The position of this light is marked "lighthouse" on the following map: <A ...
      Though the charts show a light at this position (Cleveland pierhead), photos ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), April 2, 1885
        Captain Gillman lost track of the iron steamer MICHIGAN, sister of the WISCONSIN, because that vessel had sunk on the 20th - finally crushed after having been trapped in the ice since February 9. Capt. Gillman's boat was the 842gt wooden propeller CITY OF LUDINGTON (US#125873), built at Manitowoc in ...
      Captain Gillman lost track of the iron steamer MICHIGAN, sister of the ...
  • Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Tues., Sep. 15, 1885
        River pirates continue to victimize the craft lying along the docks. The latest victim is the schooner M. P. Barkalow. While lying at the wharf foot of Eighteenth Street Saturday night her supply box was relieved of its contents, valued at $18...
      River pirates continue to victimize the craft lying along the docks. The ...
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