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  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., Oct. 22, 1877
        THE FREMONT ASHORE. - The propeller City of Fremont, of Ward's Lake Superior Line, got on the shore this side of Point au Pellee [sic] Friday, but worked off, suffering only a few hours detention. She left Saturday night for the upper lakes...
      THE FREMONT ASHORE. - The propeller City of Fremont, of Ward's Lake ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., Oct. 22, 1877
        SIXTY MILES AN HOUR. - The cribkeeper at Chicago, on Friday evening, reported the wind blowing at the rate of 60 miles an hour, and the sea crashing up to the second story of the lighthouse and clear over the dwelling...
      SIXTY MILES AN HOUR. - The cribkeeper at Chicago, on Friday evening, ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., Oct. 22, 1877
        STRAY BARGES. - Opposite Sandusky, on Saturday, were seen two barges dragging their anchors. They were believed to have broken loose from some tow. So the propeller China reported at this port...
      STRAY BARGES. - Opposite Sandusky, on Saturday, were seen two barges dragging ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., Oct. 22, 1877
        PROPELLER ST. LOUIS. - This steamer, which arrived on Friday leaking slightly from the effect of striking and sinking in St. Mary's River, went into Clark's dry dock on Saturday. She will be out Monday noon, only with temporary repairs, however, and will get a permanent fit-up at home, ...
      PROPELLER ST. LOUIS. - This steamer, which arrived on Friday leaking slightly ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., Oct. 22, 1877
        THREE VESSELS DISPOSED OF.- Three more vessels were disposed of yesterday at the marshal's sale. The schooner Moses Gage was bid in for $1,800 by James Dunham and Henry Channon. Six or seven years ago she cost $14,000. She carries 300,000 feet of lumber. The schooner E. M. Stanton was ...
      THREE VESSELS DISPOSED OF.- Three more vessels were disposed of yesterday at ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., Oct. 22, 1877
        ANOTHER PROPELLER ASHORE. - Telegraphic dispatches on Saturday morning announced a propeller, supposedly of the Western Transportation Line, ashore at Point au Pellee [sic]. The agent of that line in this city is positive that the propeller is not his, he knowing the whereabouts of them ...
      ANOTHER PROPELLER ASHORE. - Telegraphic dispatches on Saturday morning announced a propeller, ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., Oct. 22, 1877
        MORE SEIZURES. - On Saturday Deputy United States Marshal C. P. Taylor had three prizes fall into his hands. The effects of the schooner C. K. Dixon, which went ashore at Middle Island, were seized at the instance of the schooner E. M. Carrington, on salvage account, the E. M. ...
      MORE SEIZURES. - On Saturday Deputy United States Marshal C. P. Taylor ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., Oct. 22, 1877
        A GENEROUS ACT. - Last week the young son of R. H. Armstrong, engineer of the tug Wm. Livingstone, Jr., was taken with serious illness. The owner of the tug, Wm. Livingstone, Jr., of this city, felt anxious that the father should see his boy while sick, especially as he ...
      A GENEROUS ACT. - Last week the young son of R. H. ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., Oct. 22, 1877
        Schooner VALENTINE, abandoned on the 10th and left to drift...
      Schooner VALENTINE, abandoned on the 10th and left to drift...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., Oct. 22, 1877
        THE BLOW ON LAKE MICHIGAN The Chicago papers of Saturday summarize the results of Friday's storm as follows: Steamers that did not leave were the Chicago, Alpena, Menominee, Riverside, Scotia, Empire State, etc. Quite a large fleet of in-bound vessels arrived, those from ...
      THE BLOW ON LAKE MICHIGAN The Chicago papers of Saturday summarize the ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., Oct. 22, 1877
        GENERAL The Kate Kelly is insured for $10,000. On Saturday a fresh nor'easter was reported to be in possession of Lake Huron. There is a little too much complaint about Point Pelee light not doing its full duty. The total amount of iron ore shipped from the ...
      GENERAL The Kate Kelly is insured for $10,000. On Saturday a fresh ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., Oct. 22, 1877
        PORT ITEMS Wind southwest; weather clearing up. Keep your crew up to the maximum, captain. Total grain in elevators, 544,019 bu. Withdrawals of wheat on Friday 26,301 bu., of which 17,000 bu. were by lake. The schooner Knight Templar, with rye for Walkerville, will ...
      PORT ITEMS Wind southwest; weather clearing up. Keep your crew up to ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), October 22, 1877
        AT PORT AUSTIN. - The Canadian schooner Abeona is reported lying where she struck near Port Austin, on the 10th, and likely to be a total loss. She had on board 30 M feet of lumber and 103 M shingles, and was insured for $1,000...
      AT PORT AUSTIN. - The Canadian schooner Abeona is reported lying where ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov. 7, 1877
        *nous verrons = we shall see The JOSEPHINE (US#75192) was a small (70 t.) steam barge built at Gibraltar, Mich, in 1870. "John Bull" got the last laugh. She was sold in 1877 to M. J. Higgins of Chatham, Ont. (C#71108) for use on the Thames R., and was renamed ...
      *nous verrons = we shall see The JOSEPHINE (US#75192) was a small ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Oct. 18, 1877
        SHIPWRECKED. Loss of the Schooner Nettie Weaver and Part of her Crew Interesting Narrative of one the Survivors He Seeks Aid to Reach His Home in Cheboygan Among the many applicants for aid at the Mayor's ...
      SHIPWRECKED. Loss of the Schooner Nettie Weaver and Part of her Crew ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov 15, 1877
        PIRACY ON THE ST. CLAIR RIVER. To the Editor of the Post and Tribune Marine City, November 13, 1877 The gang of pirates that have been committing depredations the whole length of the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers have got a check put on their operations ...
      PIRACY ON THE ST. CLAIR RIVER. To the Editor of the Post ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Jul, 1877
        THE STEAMER MIDLAND. - This steamer, formerly the Eighth Ohio, is still lying at her dock, just below Windsor. It may be remembered by some, but not known to others, that in the spring she was purchased or contracted for by parties in the interests of the Midland, a Canadian ...
      THE STEAMER MIDLAND. - This steamer, formerly the Eighth Ohio, is still ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 26 Oct, 1877
        While not originating from an official source, this list, with its tonnages in 95ths, appears to be taken from official records. It is the earliest list of American upper lakes ships that I have seen. The steamboat referred to was the WALK-IN-THE-WATER, which ran Buffalo-Detroit 1818-1821. ...
      While not originating from an official source, this list, with its tonnages ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 8 Nov, 1877
        Plans for canals across Michigan were many. One of the most notable was the Saginaw-Bad-Maple-Grand River canal of the 1850's. Before a financial panic dried up the funds, several miles of the canal were begun, and parts of it remain today. The straight-line distance covered by the Saugatuck-Monroe venture described ...
      Plans for canals across Michigan were many. One of the most notable ...
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov. 14, 1877
        Spelling of the vessel's name was officially ALMEDA [US#313]...
      Spelling of the vessel's name was officially ALMEDA [US#313]...
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