Archive for the ‘Waterways’ category

St. Mary’s Ship Canal Company

March 5, 2008

ST. MARY’S SHIP CANAL COMPANY

GII

B 8, 18

 

Executive Office Papers, 1812-1910

 

GII

B46

 

Correspondence, reports, maps, and other material relating to building and operation of canal, 1840-1870. Report of Superintendent of canal 1857-1891.

 

B 46-War Department regarding building of Poe Locks, 1870-75.

Soo Canal

March 4, 2008

SOO CANAL

Dissertation: John N. Dickerson. “The Canal at Sault St. Marie: Inception, Operation, and the Canal Grant Lands.” PhD, Wisconsin, 1968 #231.

Records of Executive Office 1810-1910: Box 61, Sault Canal Superintendent, Box 262-263 Records relating to the Sault Canal. Applications, 1855-1881; Correspondence and Reports, 1837-1909; Printed Reports. Box 137, Sault Canal Semi-Centennial, 1905.

Treasury Department: Lot 7, Box 62, St. Mary’s Ship Canal, 1852-1860.

See: Maps, photos

Singapore, Michigan

February 26, 2008

SINGAPORE 

Source:

  1. Michigan History.  See indexes. 
  1. Inland Seas, Winter 1953.  “Singapore, Michigan’s …Pompeii “by Mr. Charles Starring.  Singapore lost last inhabitant, James Nicholson family in 1892-4.  In 1892 sand was n third and last floor.
  1. Moderator, June 12, 1888. 
  1. MSL-Clips.  All material from Mr. Hutchins of Chicago.
  1. See MHC Map file. 

Michigan Pioneer Collection, Volume 5, pages 215, 218.  Volume 38, pages 159-161.

Michigan History Magazine, Volume 35, page 227.  Volume 38, pages 313.

Shipbuilding

February 26, 2008

SHIPBUILDING – see also GREAT LAKES – SHIPS AND SHIPPING

Source:

 

1.    Saginaw Daily Courier, February 4, 1881.  Provides description of Propeller.  Lists ships:

 

            1 steamer built in 1849 “Buena Vista”

            21 craft built in 1867

            21 craft built in 1868

            13 craft built in 1868

            13 craft built in 1869

            19 craft built in 1870

              9 craft built in 1871

            22 craft built in 1873

Sage Lake

February 26, 2008

LAKES – SAGE (OGEMAW COUNTY) 

Source:

1.         Scott, L. D. Inland Lakes of Michigan, :P365-6.

2.         For information re to Engineering Investigations conducted by Conservation Department.  See correspondence:  May 3, 1956.

Harry F. Kenyon, Sage Lake, Lupton, Michigan.

Two-Hearted River

February 25, 2008

RIVERS – TWO-HEARTED

Source:

  1. McKenney, “Sketch of a tour of the Lakes”, 1827, page 216. 
  1. Schoolcraft – Narrative, Journal of Travels…to Mississippi R., 1820, page 146-169.

ST. JOSEPH RIVER

February 19, 2008

RIVERS – ST. JOSEPH RIVER

Source:

  1. History of St. Joseph County, Michigan, L. H. Everts Pub. Co., 1877, 232 pages.

  1. Knoblock, Otto M. Early Navigation on the St. Joseph River Valley, Indiana Historical Collection, volume 8, November 4, pages 184-200.

  1. Morton, J. S. Reminiscences of the St. Joseph Valley. St. Joseph. A. B. Morse Company, n.d., 106 pages.

  1. Reber, L. Banj. History of St. Joseph, St. Joseph, n.d., 147 pages.

  1. Poe, Orlando Metcalfe, Annual Reports upon the improvement of certain rivers and harbors in Michigan and Michigan City Harbor, Indiana, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1892, 2857-1960 pages.

  1. Rector, William Gerald, Log Transportation in the Lake States Lumber Industry, 1840-1918…Glendale, California, A. H. Clark Company, 1943, 352 pages.

Michigan Historical Collections

Volume Pages
1 111
2 212, 375
3 307
13 55
14 25

 

See correspondence:  Mrs. Wayne Wood, November 23, 1955