Modoc Whistle Sample Issue Page 7

S.R.M.H.S. News & Notes

Vessel Notes
page 4 - A. FOLSOM - #106368. Built in 1885 by F.W. Wheeler at W. Bay City. 180x33x14, 672gt. Renamed TRUDE R. WIEHE in l903. Stranded near Manistique, MI in July, 1910 and later destroyed by fire.

- FRANK PEREW - #9203. Built in 1867 by Quayle k Martin, Cleveland. 174 k, 525gt. Lost from tow in gale on Lake Superior and foundered, Sep., 1891.

- KINGFISHER - #14032. Built in 1867 by Ira LaFrinier, Cleveland. 166x32x13, 517gt. Driven ashore and wrecked at Cleve., Oct, 1905.

page 6 - CONQUEROR - Can. official #63816, built 1871 by Henderson, Colborn & Co. Renfrew, Scotland. 137x22xl2, 233gt (Can. measure). Had two diagonal engines. Scrapped in 1907

- VICTOR - Can. 2-mast schooner built in 1867 by W.H. Andrews of Port Dalhousie, Ontario. 126x 24x12, 320 tons. Lost near Sand Beach (Harbor Beach) in 1888.

- GEORGIAN - Canadian official #80596. Package freighter built in 1864 by Potter of Port McNicoll, Ont. 133x22, 377 tons. Salvaged and rebuilt after this wreck. Holed by spring ice and sank at Owen Sound, Ont., 1888.

Happy New Year! ...well, a new year for S.R.M.H.S. Our society begins its sixth year with a great lineup of programs and projects. Join in! Get to know your fellow maritime buffs and help to preserve Saginaw River's great marine history. All 1995-96 regular meetings will be held on Saturday evenings at 7 pm at the Bay County Historical Museum, 312 Washington St. Bay City - but watch for the announcement of some
SPECIAL EVENTS! Meeting dates:

September 16
October 21
November 18
January 20
February 17
March 16
April 20
May 18

Some of the adventures already lined up include diving to the bottom of Lake Huron, delving into the fascinating history of the Saginaw River tug F.T. KELLERS and a great double program on Great Lakes Lighthouses!

Don't miss the fun!
If you havn't already renewed your membership for 1995-6, do it today!

TIME and TALENT needed!

Volunteers are needed to work on our library. Dave Mulders has put many gallons of sweat into this project. Its all been wiped off now, so don't be afraid to step in to help with this worthwhile project. Call Dave or Don Comtois to offer much-needed help with cataloging, organizing, accessioning, etc.


Help is also need in the production of our quarterly journal/news-letter MODOC WHISTLE. If you have an original Saginaw River or Great Lakes story that begs to be shared with your fellow Lakes buffs, if you have artwork or poetry that needs a forum, or if you'd just like to stuff envelopes or keep track of a mailing list, contact Dave Swayze, Dept W, Box 2051, Bay City, Mi. 48707-2051. Every bit of help provided and every piece of material submitted will be greatly appreciated!

Donít forget to renew your membership in the S.R.M.H.S.!
Better yet, Bring a friend in with you and help us preserve our maritime heritage.
Still the best bargain in Great Lakes History!
$10 individual and $20 family membership
Write Bob Botimer, Treasurer, S.R.M.H.S., Dept. W, Box 2051, Bay City, Mi. 48707-2051

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