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  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 9 Apr, 1878
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 9 Apr, 1878
    textnewspaper       CUSTOMS REPORT. - The following are the abstracts relating to this customs district, as contained in the report of the collector of customs recently sent to the Treasury Department for the quarter ending March 31, 1878.Class No. of Vessels Tonnage ...
    textnewspaper     CUSTOMS REPORT. - The following are the abstracts relating to this customs district, as contained in the report of the collector of customs recently sent to the Treasury Department for ...
    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
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 1 Apr, 1878
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 1 Apr, 1878
    textnewspaper       THE CANAL AGAIN. - In the regulations published Saturday governing transit through the St. Clair Flats Canal, the first article states that vessels are forbidden " to land or tie up to the banks, unless on Government business." The United States engineer at this port states that this is not ...
    textnewspaper     THE CANAL AGAIN. - In the regulations published Saturday governing transit through the St. Clair Flats Canal, the first article states that vessels are forbidden " to land or tie ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 8 May, 1878
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 8 May, 1878
    textnewspaper       A good story is told of a three-card monte sharper who boarded a lake craft at Buffalo bound for Bay City. He desired to work his passage, and was shipped. Once out on Lake Erie, he began to throw his three cards. He succeeded in getting all the money the ...
    textnewspaper     A good story is told of a three-card monte sharper who boarded a lake craft at Buffalo bound for Bay City. He desired to work his passage, and was shipped. ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Tues, 16 Apr, 1878
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Tues, 16 Apr, 1878
    textnewspaper       Here's an interesting account of the domino effect of the breaking of a piece of gear in wrecking the sails of this big schooner. The HELVETIA of Buffalo was a 793gt three-master, built in Tonawanda, NY, in 1873, and was US#95213. In 1898 she was chartered for ocean service and, ...
    textnewspaper     Here's an interesting account of the domino effect of the breaking of a piece of gear in wrecking the sails of this big schooner. The HELVETIA of Buffalo was a ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 16 Apr, 1878
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 16 Apr, 1878
    textnewspaper       One is not sure where this launch took place, the vessel described sounds very similar to the modern day pontoon paddle boat, except for it's hand-operated paddle.
    textnewspaper     One is not sure where this launch took place, the vessel described sounds very similar to the modern day pontoon paddle boat, except for it's hand-operated paddle.
    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), 14 Nov, 1877
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Nov, 1877
    textnewspaper       The propeller ONTONAGON (US#18963) was, however, rebuilt at Clark's Drydock, adjacent to the boneyard, the following spring. She returned to service as a steambarge and was lost to fire in 1883.
    textnewspaper     The propeller ONTONAGON (US#18963) was, however, rebuilt at Clark's Drydock, adjacent to the boneyard, the following spring. She returned to service as a steambarge and was lost to fire in ...
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  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon.,  12 Nov, 1877
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., 12 Nov, 1877
    textnewspaper       This article is alittle overblown. WINSLOW skirted the law by towing in a Canadian lighter, which successfully accomplished the actual salvage work.
    textnewspaper     This article is alittle overblown. WINSLOW skirted the law by towing in a Canadian lighter, which successfully accomplished the actual salvage work.
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Nov, 1877
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Nov, 1877
    textnewspaper       PEACE ASSURED. - The expedition from this city to rescue the schooner Almeda, ashore near New Glasgow, on the Canada side of Lake Erie, is likely to end quietly after all. The owner of the Winslow disclaims any intention to violate the laws of Canada or offend the authorities in ...
    textnewspaper     PEACE ASSURED. - The expedition from this city to rescue the schooner Almeda, ashore near New Glasgow, on the Canada side of Lake Erie, is likely to end quietly after ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Nov, 1877
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Nov, 1877
    textnewspaper       A CANADIAN GUNBOAT TO BE FITTED OUT IMMEDIATELY. - From trustworthy sources it was learned yesterday by the POST AND TRIBUNE that a British naval officer is on the way from Ottawa to Windsor, where he will arrive soon, commissioned to charter a steamboat and fit her out as a ...
    textnewspaper     A CANADIAN GUNBOAT TO BE FITTED OUT IMMEDIATELY. - From trustworthy sources it was learned yesterday by the POST AND TRIBUNE that a British naval officer is on the way ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov. 14, 1877
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov. 14, 1877
    textnewspaper       Spelling of the vessel's name was officially ALMEDA [US#313].
    textnewspaper     Spelling of the vessel's name was officially ALMEDA [US#313].
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 8 Nov, 1877
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 8 Nov, 1877
    textnewspaper       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 ...
    textnewspaper     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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 26 Oct, 1877
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 26 Oct, 1877
    textnewspaper       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.
    textnewspaper     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 ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Jul, 1877
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Jul, 1877
    textnewspaper       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 ...
    textnewspaper     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, ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 17 May, 1878
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 17 May, 1878
    textnewspaper       *Rouge River, Detroit
    textnewspaper     *Rouge River, Detroit
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sat., 11 May, 1878
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sat., 11 May, 1878
    textnewspaper       A fairly detailed description of a Great lakes overnight passenger steamer of the late 1870's. The boat, CITY OF DETROIT (US#125662) was one of the very few sidewheelers of composite construction ever built. She was named CITY OF THE STRAITS in 1893 and served the DC until sold in 1914. ...
    textnewspaper     A fairly detailed description of a Great lakes overnight passenger steamer of the late 1870's. The boat, CITY OF DETROIT (US#125662) was one of the very few sidewheelers of composite ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 31 May, 1878
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 31 May, 1878
    textnewspaper       Times were bad on the lakes as well in 1877, with as much as 1/3 of the fleet lying idle.
    textnewspaper     Times were bad on the lakes as well in 1877, with as much as 1/3 of the fleet lying idle.
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 31 May, 1878
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 31 May, 1878
    textnewspaper       The propeller City of Toledo, which touched here last night on her way down, had on board 150 coops of wild pigeons....
    textnewspaper     The propeller City of Toledo, which touched here last night on her way down, had on board 150 coops of wild pigeons....
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 31 May, 1878
    Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 31 May, 1878
    textnewspaper       A GEOLOGICAL EXCURSION. - Almost every summer a geological excursion starts from Cleveland for a trip along the south shore of Lake Superior, returning by the north shore. Arrangements have been made for such an excursion this year, and the steamer Keweenaw has been engaged for the trip. She ...
    textnewspaper     A GEOLOGICAL EXCURSION. - Almost every summer a geological excursion starts from Cleveland for a trip along the south shore of Lake Superior, returning by the north shore. Arrangements have ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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