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  • Marine News
    Milwaukee Journal, 23 Nov 1891     Marine News. Sault Ste. Marie. Mich. Nov. 23. The steamer Brazil collided with the steamer Mather about eight miles out from Iroquois Point. The Mather sunk in 250 feet of water in half an hour. She was laden with 58,000 bushels of wheat from Duluth for Buffalo. She was struck ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 23 Nov 1891   Marine News. Sault Ste. Marie. Mich. Nov. 23. The steamer Brazil collided ...
  • The Chicora has sunk
    Milwaukee Journal, 24 Jan 1895     The Chicora has sunk Portions of the fine steamer found near South Haven Twenty-six lives are lost Awful fate of Capt. Stines, and his brave crew--no Milwaukee passengers or freight on board-the loss is total. Benton ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 24 Jan 1895   The Chicora has sunk Portions of the fine steamer found near South ...
  • Fear for a Steamer
    Milwaukee Journal, 22 Jan 1895     Fear For A Steamer The Chicora Which Left Milwaukee Yesterday Morning, Not Heard From St. Joseph, Mich., Jan 22,-- Nothing has yet been heard of the overdue steamer Chicora, which left Milwaukee yesterday morning. It is thought the gale struck her while in mid-lake. Her ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 22 Jan 1895   Fear For A Steamer The Chicora Which Left Milwaukee Yesterday Morning, Not ...
  • Allmendinger ashore
    Milwaukee Journal, 26 Nov 1895     Allmendinger ashore On the Beach near Mequon-The crew all taken off. During the blinding snow storm last night a steamer grounded in the lake off Mequon and early this morning gave the signal of distress. A telephone message was sent to the central police station in this city ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 26 Nov 1895   Allmendinger ashore On the Beach near Mequon-The crew all taken off. During ...
  • Steamer America Run Down
    Milwaukee Journal, 18 Oct 1895     Steamer America Run Down Probably not badly damaged but she sank quickly-several plates are cracked Sault Ste. Marie. Mich-- Oct.18 Early this morning the steamer Gilbert collided with and sunk the America in Hay lake Channel. The Gilbert was uninjured. It is said ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 18 Oct 1895   Steamer America Run Down Probably not badly damaged but she sank quickly-several ...
  • New Canal at the Soo
    Milwaukee Journal, 28 Nov 1896     New Canal at the Soo Work on a Great Water Power Project to Commence this year Sault Ste. Marie Mich. Nov. 28. It is now a settled fact that work on the big water power canal will be commenced within thirty day. At a meeting of the directors all ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 28 Nov 1896   New Canal at the Soo Work on a Great Water Power Project ...
  • New Lock Open
    Milwaukee Journal, 3 Aug 1896     New Lock Open. Three Steamers Go Through The Work At The Great Sault Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Aug 3 The 800 foot lock was officially opened this forenoon and the revenue cutter Andrew Johnson and the river and harbor steamer Hancock were locked through. No official programme ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 3 Aug 1896   New Lock Open. Three Steamers Go Through The Work At The Great ...
  • Steamer Rosedale Wrecked
    Milwaukee Journal, 6 Dec 1897     Steamer Rosedale Wrecked Kingston, On., Dec. 6.-- Charity Shoal has claimed another victim. The steamer Rosedale went on that dangerous spot Saturday night, and is now exposed to a strong southwest wind and sea. Tugs are unable to help her and it is feared that the steamer and ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 6 Dec 1897   Steamer Rosedale Wrecked Kingston, On., Dec. 6.-- Charity Shoal has claimed another ...
  • Burning Steamer Beached
    Milwaukee Journal, 6 Dec 1897     Burning Steamer Beached The Morley has a race with fire and wins Chicago, Dec. 6. -- After a race with fire the propeller, George W. Morley, was run aground of the foot of Davis Street, Evanston, early last night. The crew of fourteen escaped to the shore in their boat ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 6 Dec 1897   Burning Steamer Beached The Morley has a race with fire and wins ...
  • Taken From Sinking Ship
    Milwaukee Journal, 27 Jan 1898     Taken From Sinking Ship Passengers And Crew Saved From Wreck Of City Of Duluth Rescued By Breeches Buoy Three Women, One Of Whom Will Die Of Exposure, Among The Number-Vessel Breaks In Two. St. Joseph, Mich. Jan 27.- The passengers and crew of the steamer City of ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 27 Jan 1898   Taken From Sinking Ship Passengers And Crew Saved From Wreck Of City ...
  • Five drowned at the Soo
    Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1898     Five drowned at the Soo Sault Ste Marie Mich., Sept. 26, The lighter Monitor sank in Waiskai bay yesterday morning and the following of the crew were drowned: William Corbiere Joseph Prior John Robeare Emmanuel Robeare John ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1898   Five drowned at the Soo Sault Ste Marie Mich., Sept. 26, The ...
  • Steamer Eddy Stranded
    Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1898     Steamer Eddy Stranded Mackinac Island. Sept. 26. The steamer Charles A. Eddy, bound for Chicago with a cargo of iron ore, stranded on Middle Point Mackinac Island, at midnight. She ran out six and one half feet forward and is leaking badly. Assistance has been wired for. A large ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1898   Steamer Eddy Stranded Mackinac Island. Sept. 26. The steamer Charles A. Eddy, ...
  • Steamer Penobscot Aground
    Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1898     Steamer Penobscot Aground Detroit Sept. 26. The steamer Penobscot, down bound, with ore, ran hard aground on Pipe Island, early this morning. She is out six feet and is leaking three inches of water an hour in her forward compartment. Tugs and lighters are at work on her. One ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1898   Steamer Penobscot Aground Detroit Sept. 26. The steamer Penobscot, down bound, with ...
  • Bottom Falls Out
    Milwaukee Journal, 22 Jul 1899     Bottom Falls Out Disaster to schooner John Breden several are drowned Port Huron, Mich. July 22. According to the statements of her master, the schooner John Breden foundered as a result of the bottom falling out of her. Capt. McDonald her skipper, made the following ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 22 Jul 1899   Bottom Falls Out Disaster to schooner John Breden several are drowned Port ...
  • 67 Lost on Lakes
    Milwaukee Journal, 2 Dec 1902     67 LOST ON LAKES MANY SEAMEN PERISH IN GALES WHICH HAVE RAGED FOR A WEEK 29 LOST IN TWO DAYS Crew Of All The Crafts Are Still Missing Steamer Charles Hebard, Schooner Aloha And Barge Celtic Last Victims-- All Hope Of Finding The Bannockburn Is Given Up-- ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 2 Dec 1902   67 LOST ON LAKES MANY SEAMEN PERISH IN GALES WHICH HAVE RAGED ...
  • Wreck of the Steamer Chas. Hebard
    Milwaukee Journal, 1 Dec 1902     Boat Pounded to Pieces Steamer Charles Hebard Said to Have Been Wrecked on Copper Point Lake Superior's Chicago Dec. 1. An underwriter's report, reaching here from Sault Ste. Marie this afternoon, says that the steamer Charles Hebard was wrecked and has been pounded to ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 1 Dec 1902   Boat Pounded to Pieces Steamer Charles Hebard Said to Have Been Wrecked ...
  • No News of Bannockburn
    Milwaukee Journal, 2 Dec 1902     No News of Bannockburn Chicago Dec.1-- No tidings whatever have been received up to a late hour this afternoon from the Canadian steamer Bannockburn, missing on Lake Superior. The underwriters waited anxiously for a telegram from the wrecking tug Boynton, sent out from Sault Ste. ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 2 Dec 1902   No News of Bannockburn Chicago Dec.1-- No tidings whatever have been received ...
  • Wreck sighted by Rome
    Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1902     Wreck sighted by Rome Detroit. Mich. Sept. 26--Capt. Dennis of the steamer Rome reported having sighted the wreck of the schooner H.A. Barr, which sank twenty-five miles east of Rondeau, directly on the course of vessels between the dummy light and Buffalo. The foremast and ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1902   Wreck sighted by Rome Detroit. Mich. Sept. 26--Capt. Dennis of the steamer ...
  • Marine News
    Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1902     Marine News. Schooner Bar Founders Chicago Sept 26, An underwriters' dispatch states that the schooner H.B. Barr foundered on Lake Erie, off Port Stanley, in the recent storm. The crew reached Buffalo early today. The Barr was under charter to the Clergue syndicate and was ...
    Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1902   Marine News. Schooner Bar Founders Chicago Sept 26, An underwriters' dispatch states ...
  • Milwaukee Journal, 25 Sep 1902
        Francis H. Clergue, builder of the Soo power canal and the man who made a thriving city of Sault Ste. Marie, will, during the winter, visit Washington as President Roosevelt's guest. The President entertained Mr. Clergue at dinner during his recent visit at Detroit and spend over half an hour ...
      Francis H. Clergue, builder of the Soo power canal and the man ...
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