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  • Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 13 Oct, 1876
    Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 13 Oct, 1876
    textnewspaper       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, ...
    textnewspaper     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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sat., 29 Apr, 1876
    Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sat., 29 Apr, 1876
    textnewspaper       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 ...
    textnewspaper     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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 30 Mar, 1878
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 30 Mar, 1878
    textnewspaper       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 notice: ...
    textnewspaper     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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • St. Joseph Saturday Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 26 March 1898
    St. Joseph Saturday Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 26 March 1898
    textnewspaper       The steamer H. W. Williams was launched Thursday from the Allmendinger yards....
    textnewspaper     The steamer H. W. Williams was launched Thursday from the Allmendinger yards....
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • St. Joseph Evening Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Friday, April 19, 1907
    St. Joseph Evening Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Friday, April 19, 1907
    textnewspaper       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 ...
    textnewspaper     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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • St. Joseph Traveler (St. Joseph, MI), 13 July 1859
    St. Joseph Traveler (St. Joseph, MI), 13 July 1859
    textnewspaper       "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.
    textnewspaper     "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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • St. Joseph Evening Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Wednesday, 21 April 1907
    St. Joseph Evening Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Wednesday, 21 April 1907
    textnewspaper       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 that ...
    textnewspaper     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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), 17 June 1882
    St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), 17 June 1882
    textnewspaper       A description of the GrahamMorton 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 and ...
    textnewspaper     A description of the GrahamMorton 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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Sat., 16 June 1883
    St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Sat., 16 June 1883
    textnewspaper       Completed.The well-known GrahamMorton Transportation Company have their line of new boats completed, and in active service, their last steamer commencing her regular trips last week. The Company deserve much commendation for placing two such magnificent boats as the Lora and City of ...
    textnewspaper     Completed.The well-known GrahamMorton Transportation Company have their line of new boats completed, and in active service, their last steamer commencing her regular trips last week. The Company deserve much commendation ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 10 June 1882
    St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 10 June 1882
    textnewspaper       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....
    textnewspaper     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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 15 April 1882
    St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 15 April 1882
    textnewspaper       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 about ...
    textnewspaper     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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), 19 August 1882
    St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), 19 August 1882
    textnewspaper       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 Life-Saving ...
    textnewspaper     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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 27 Apr, 1877
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 27 Apr, 1877
    textnewspaper       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 ...
    textnewspaper     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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 29 Jun, 1878
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 29 Jun, 1878
    textnewspaper       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 ...
    textnewspaper     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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Evening Press (St. Joseph, MI), 18 January 1901
    Evening Press (St. Joseph, MI), 18 January 1901
    textnewspaper       The GrahamMorton Transportation company suffered another severe loss by fire at an early hour this morning when their popular propeller, City of Louisville, was burned nearly to the water's edge. The saddest part of the disaster was the death of Charles Southwell, the watchman of the boat ...
    textnewspaper     The GrahamMorton Transportation company suffered another severe loss by fire at an early hour this morning when their popular propeller, City of Louisville, was burned nearly to the water's edge. ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 21, 1847
    St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 21, 1847
    textnewspaper       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 by A.G. ...
    textnewspaper     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. ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Aug. 15, 1863
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Aug. 15, 1863
    textnewspaper       As far as I can tell, the HURLBURT was an 82 t. schooner built at Sandusky in 1856.
    textnewspaper     As far as I can tell, the HURLBURT was an 82 t. schooner built at Sandusky in 1856.
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 9 December 1882
    St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 9 December 1882
    textnewspaper       "The steam barge R. G. Peters, which lay in this port and near Brown's ice-house, on the canal, a portion of last week, and left last Friday with the barge A. W. Luckey in tow, for Manistee, took fire and was burned some twenty-five miles off Milwaukee about 2 o'clock ...
    textnewspaper     "The steam barge R. G. Peters, which lay in this port and near Brown's ice-house, on the canal, a portion of last week, and left last Friday with the barge ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • St. Joseph Herald-Press (St. Joseph, MI), 12 June 1940
    St. Joseph Herald-Press (St. Joseph, MI), 12 June 1940
    textnewspaper       Two small boats, which were maneuvering too close to the shore, ran aground on the north beaches yesterday afternoon.Captain William Fisher and members of the St. Joseph coast guard crew floated one of them and were attempting to float the other.A half dozen members of Ship 10 (Fair Plain) ...
    textnewspaper     Two small boats, which were maneuvering too close to the shore, ran aground on the north beaches yesterday afternoon.Captain William Fisher and members of the St. Joseph coast guard crew ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 31 Oct, 1894
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 31 Oct, 1894
    textnewspaper       This is the steamer ARGO, DDD's hull number 120 and their last wooden vessel. She was renamed GLEN in 1930 and was stripped and abandoned in 1938.
    textnewspaper     This is the steamer ARGO, DDD's hull number 120 and their last wooden vessel. She was renamed GLEN in 1930 and was stripped and abandoned in 1938.
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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