The Evening Tribune October, 1891



   The tug Frank Edwards is laying at the water works dock making some repairs on her boiler.

   Beginning today the steamer Wisconsin and Milwaukee will make no more trips to Muskegon.

   Bloecker & Co. made a few repairs on the fire steamer Rix Robinson today.

   The barge John Otis loaded with lumber for Chicago came in last night to get out of the heavy seas.


   The tug Sill came in with an empty scow at 11:30 last night and took one loaded with gravel to Muskegon.

   The barge Street came in last night and laid up at the pier, until this morning when she went to Fruitport to be unloaded.

   The steamer Joe is all ready for fishing and will go in service in a few days.


   The tug Sill arrived at 8 p.m. last night with an empty scow.


   The propeller Pickands, with coal from Buffalo got stuck in the Chicago river near the Archer street bridge yesterday. Four tugs went to her assistance when without warning the boiler of the tug C. W. Parker exploded. Seven persons were killed including the captain, engineer and cook of the tug. The cook, Samuel Armstrong was a resident of Manistee. The Pickands was at one time owned by Capt. Kirby of this city.


   Capt. Webb of the Traverse Bay line is making an arrangement with the Grand Haven ship building Co. and H. Bloecker & Co. for the building of a 400 passenger steamer to be placed on the above line in another season.


   The steamship Atlanta participated in the grand naval parade at Chicago Wednesday, the day of the unveiling of the Grant monument. The government boats Michigan, Andy Johnson and Fesseneden and the participation in a large number of the river craft made the parade a great success.


   The steamer Joe went into service as a fish tug today.

   The schooner Berton of Onekema is unloading wood at the slip today.


   Barge Sawyer arrived yesterday morning with stone for the pier.


   One of Uncle Sam’s tugs came in last night and is laying at the pier.

   Tug Sill left for Muskegon last night at 10 o’clock with a scow load of gravel.


   Three barges and three schooners came in last night and tied up at the piers.

   The schooner Laura A. Miller of Chicago tied up at Kirby’s dock last evening.

   The barge G. E. Rumble of Silver Lake came in out of the gale last night.

   The schooners Mary Pickard and Addie came in last night and are tied up at the piers.

   The Robert Howlett, Capt. Wm. Tremper, has been laid up for the winter.


   The steamer Atlanta will leave without fail for Chicago tonight.

   Do you know, it is like getting blood out of a turnip, to use a popular slang phrase comparison in vogue just now, to get anything from a railway corporation concerning contemplated projects. There is naturally considerable conjecture, and comment just now concerning the projected boat line to Chicago, but it is positive that nobody excepting railway people themselves (if they are the projectors) know anything definite concerning the matter.

   THE EVENING TRIBUNE has this to say, that matters concerning this new boat line are progressing finely. There are reasons for the conjecture (conjecture remember) that the near future, another season possibly, will see competitive lines, not only to Chicago, from this city, but to Milwaukee also.

   The Chicago and Milwaukee steamers Atlanta and Milwaukee came over last night and arrived in good season despite the heavy seas.

   The schooner Lizzie Clark of South Chicago bound for Muskegon, came in last night with her fore topmast hanging down and her center board damaged and tied up near the water works.


   The fish tugs Chas. Auger and Emma Bloecker cleaned boilers at the water works yesterday.

   The schooner Cyntha Gordon of Cheboygan, arrived with lime stone yesterday, discharged 26 barrels at Chicago dock and will take the balance of her cargo to Holland.

   The tug Henry Sill came in last night with and empty scow. She laid at the electric company’s dock all night and to a scow load of gravel to Muskegon this morning.

   Steam barge Johnston came in last night out of the big sea and left this morning.

   Schooners Lauri Miller and Lizzie Doak left for Muskegon at 9’oclock this a. m


   Arrived.—Steamer Favorite arrived with fruit for Milwaukee at 11:30 last night.

   The Chicago steamer Atlanta did not leave until 11:30 last night.

   The schooner Cynthia Cordon left last night at 8 o’clock for Holland.


   The steamer Roanoke ahs been put on the freight line between here and Milwaukee.

   The steamer City of Milwaukee did not leave until 2:30 Sunday morning on account of the heavy sea outside.

   The steam barge H. A. Root of Saugatuck and C. H. Pauly of Whitehall are in harbor this morning.


   While loading peaches on the steamer Wisconsin this morning about 25 baskets fell over the gang plank into the river. They were gotten out without damage

   The steamer Wisconsin came in at 11 o’clock last night.

   The City of Milwaukee arrived at 8:20 this morning.

   The fore topmast of the steamer Wisconsin became loosened in the gale of Friday, and was taken down.

   A three masted steam barge came in port last night.

   The schooner Ruby of Waukegan loaded with lumber lies water logged in the south channel.

Notice to Mariners.

   Notice is hereby given that the black spar buoy off the entrance to St. Joseph, Michigan, has been replaced.

   The St. Joseph pier head range light (red) will be renewed.

   By order of the Light House Board.

   COM. NICOLL LUDLOW, U.S.N., Inspector 9th Light House District. Lower Great Lskes.


   The tug Henry Sill brought an empty scow from Muskegon at 9:30 last night, and left for the same place with a loaded one at 10 o’clock p.m.

   The barge Rumble loaded with lumber and shingles came in last night and left again this morning.

   Two small schooners loaded with lumber were in port last night.

   Capt. Boomsluiter with schooner Gordon came in this morning and tied up to the dock to unload.

Notice to Mariners.

   Notice is hereby given that the gale of the 19th of October, 1891, made a dangerous shoal, on which there is but eight (8) feet of water, at the entrance to the harbor at St. Joseph, Mich. In entering keep south of the black buoy, on a line with the north edge of the south pier.

   By order of the Light House Board.

   COM. NICOLL LUDLOW, U.S.N., Inspector 9th Light House District.


Lower Water in the Great Lakes.


   The steamer Racine did not get in until 8 o’clock this morning, and went to Muskegon at 8:30 a.m.

   The schooner Cape Horn of Muskegon came in port last night and tied at the pier.

   The steam barge Emma Thompson of Chicago, loaded with lumber, was in port this morning.

   The schooner Pearl and J. W. Johnston are tied at the pier.


   The steamer Atlanta will make her last trip from this port this season Monday night. The Racine will remain on the route, going from here Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights.

   Jacob Baar has in his office a fine colored picture of White Star Steamer Teutonic, which recently made the fastest time on record between New York and Queenstown.


   The steamer Atlanta makes her last trip for the season tonight.

   The barge Sampson with wood for D. Vyn & Sons came in Saturday and unloaded at the slip. She will deliver 3,000 cords to them.

   The steam-barge Frank Woods, of Saugatuck, came in port last night on the way to Saugatuck from Frankfort, where she was burned last Monday night. The pilot house and upper works were badly burned sustaining a loss of $5,000. The engineer fell into the hold during the fire and broke his collar bone.

   The barge C. A. Street is in port today.

   The schooner Maggie Avery is tied up at the pier.

   The schooner H. W. Johnson loaded with lumber is in port.

   The tug J. M. Calister cleaned boilers in the water works today.

   The tug Frank Edwards cleaned boilers at the water works today.

   The steamer city of Milwaukee did not arrive until 12 o’clock today.

   The steam-barge H. A. Root and J. H. Panley loaded with lumber came in out of the gale last night and tied at the pier.

   The steamer Atlanta made her last trip from here last night. She will be put on the West shore routes for a few months. Capt. Roeman of the Atlanta will exchange places with Capt. Gee of the Racine for the remainder of the season.


    The steamer Racine leaves at 8 o’clock prompt tonight.

   The City of Racine came in at 8:30 last night and left at 4:30 this morning.

   Notice to Mariners.

   Notice is hereby given that the pier head light at Kewaunee, Wis., has been remove out to the end of the pier, which has been extended two hundred feet. By Order of the Light House Board.


Inspector 9th Light House District.


   The government tug Hancock is in port today.

   The tug McCormick has been laid up for the winter.

   The City of Milwaukee did not leave until 2:30 this morning.

   The barge C. A. Street arrived at 1 o’clock this morning with iron ore.

   Passengers on the McVea report seeing a great quantity of lumber in the lake.

   The steam barge J. C. Suit of Saugatuck loaded with lumber came in port this a.m.

   The steamer Sampson arrived with a cargo of hardwood for D. Vyn & Sons this morning.

   The passenger steamer McVea of the Holland-Saugatuck route was the only boat that left Chicago last night to cross the lake. She ran into this harbor this morning, having passed St. Joe, Saugatuck and Holland her captain fearing to run into those harbors in the heavy sea. Some of her passengers left by train for Holland and Saugatuck this forenoon.


Lake Michigan Boiling.

   The heaviest storm of the season is raging on Lake Michigan today. The scene on the pier is a grand one. Far out can be seen the smoke of some incoming steamer, hidden for seconds at a time by the huge waves which come rolling in.

   The following vessels are sheltered in our harbor: Barges H, A. Root, Saugatuck; Emma E. Thompson, Chicago; Roanoke, Milwaukee; Annie Laurie, Chicago; A. R. Colborn, St. Joseph; J. C. Suit, Saugatuck; C. Hickox, Milwaukee; Chas. A. Street, Grand Haven; Frank Woods, Saugatuck; George Burnham, Milwaukee. Steamers, Charles McVea, Saugatuck; City of Racine, city of Milwaukee. Schooner, James Martin, Chicago. Tug, Wm. H. Brown, Saugatuck.

   The steambarge Burnham which arrived at two o’clock reported two vessels about twenty miles out heading this way with heavy loads of lumber.

   The Wisconsin left at 4:20 this morning.

   The barge Hickox which arrived this morning lost several thousand feet of her deck load of lumber.

   Capt. Brittain arrived home Tuesday from his trip of inspection to the burned steamer Woods, which is now in Grand Haven, but will brought to this place as soon as possible. He says the steamer is damaged more than was first reported and it will cost considerable to make her as good as she was before the fire. The captain has had more than his share of bad luck from boat fires, one heavy loss being the burning of the new barge Colborn in the summer of 1882.—Saugatuck Commercial.