Williams Album 0 : p. 31 Creator
Phillips, Bessie Institution
Calumet Public School Library Subject
Scrapbooks Item Number
Newspaper clippings on the history of the Copper Country (undated). Page is hand numbered ""31"". First, by Bessie Phillips, is on pioneer navigators of the Great Lakes. First steamboat was ""Walk in the Water"" , built at Black Rock, below Buffalo, made trips to Detroit, stopping at Dunkirk, Presque Isle, Erie, Cuyahoga, Cleveland, and Sandusky. Passengers included Thomas and Mary Palmer. When ship ran aground, the engines were put in new boat ""Superior"". First schooners on the lake included the Invincible, the Otter, the Mink, the Recovery, and the Discovery, built by the American Northwest and Hudson Bay fur companies. Invincible was wrecked on Whitefish Point, Discovery went to pieces at the Soo. The John Jacob Astor was built in the Soo by George W. Jones, wrecked in Copper Harbor. Captain C.C. Stannard discovered Stannard Rock. Schooner William Brewster was on Lake Superior. Algonquin was first hauled over the portage. Schooner Swallow became property of Captain James Bendry. The Merchant went down off Grand Island. Schooner Fur Trader with Captain Calvin Ripley was favorite passenger boat. Independence with Captain Averill went ashore in Eagle Harbor, later exploded, Jonas W. Watson servived shipwreck. The Napoleon came into Marquette with Captain Clark. Side Wheeler, Julia Palmer was launched. The Manhattan was commanded by Captain Caldwell in the interest of Spaulding and Bacon, later Spaulding and Childs, was wrecked at Grand Marais. Propeller Monticello brought over portage by Colonel Shelden McKnight. Manhattan was sunk earlier after collision with Monticello near Parisian Island, but rebuilt and there was a program for it at Cleveland-Cliffs dock, with one of early pioneers of Marquette named Livermore. Monticello went on rocks by Eagle River. Side Wheeler Baltimore was lost on Lake Michigan. Propeller Peninsulawent asore at Eagle River. Steamer Sam Ward ran previous to the opening of the Soo canal. Larger steamers were able to come through, the Illinois, the North Star, the Northener, Lady Elgin, Old Superior, Mineral Rock. The City of Superior, the Lac La Belle, and the General Taylor were under the command of Captain Ben Wilkins, who afterwards sailed the Winslow and the Ontonagon.. The Northerner collided with the Coloner Cook and then named the Augusta. The Superior was wreckedon Pictured Rocks. The opening of the Sault Ste. Marie concluded early navigation. -- Second article is on experiences of Copper Country pioneers, by Bessie Phillips, mentions the sidewheeler Manistee, which Duluth and Ashland for Ontonagon and Hancock, transferred passengers to the The City of Duluth by Captain John McKay. The City of Duluth and the China left Duluth together. Wreckage from the Manistee washed ashore between Eagle River and Agate Harbor. Manistee had been frequest caller at Eagle Harbor. Lives lost included Charles M. Gooding, George Seaton, Mike Cullen, Edward Bawden and F. N. Kilby. H. J. Seaton of the steamer H. J. Hurd offered a reward for his brother's body. Manistee was owned by Leopold and Austrian, merchants of Eagle River with a building next to the Wright Hotel, known then at the Phoenix Hotel. Schooner Siscowit sailed for Marquette , but laid up in L'Anse or Baraga. Captain Sam Moody and James Broadbent walked from Marquette to L'Anse on snowshoes, took possession of the boat and sailed home to Marquette. Wooden warehouse in Eagle River burns with all winter provisions, Mr. Bawden, local clerk saved lives. William P. Raley left for Detroit, chartered steamer Planet, purchased supplies, started back for Eagle River, made it to Marquette, then to Copper Harbor. Cargo taken to Eagle River on sleighs. -- Small note on Mother Vinyard, oldest vineyard in America.