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November 10, 2008


11/10 - Toledo Traffic - Bob Vincent


Geo Gradel Co. tug Prairieland, notice new flag pole at the Toledo Docks

Geo. Gradel Co. tug Pioneerland

Canadian Navigator unloading ore at Torco.

CSL Laurentien after unloading ore at Torco, back down river to the International Dock.

CSL Laurentien loading ore at the International Dock

Adam E. Cornelius, loading coal for the Zug Island

Another view

11/10 - Historical Perspective and Information Request - Charles Dowd.

These photos are from the late Cornelius (Neil) Dowd, a retired American Steamship Chief Engineer. If you can provide any additional information concerning vessel names, dates or location of photos, please post on the Boatnerd Information Search page under the thread "Dowd".

On the back it has the year 1913 and the name on the machine is SAXONA. My mother believes that the man with his hand on the lever is my Grandfather Charles F. Dowd. In later years as Chief he was electrocute coming East on Lake Erie for Buffalo. My father, Neil, was working on the boat by then so I would put Charles' death around WW II.

Is the Steamer Thunder Bay Quarries Place and date unknown. Back says: Claude Lockwood, 19952 Rosemont, Detroit 19, Mich. No._____

Is the Steamer Standard Portland Cement Place and Date are unknown. Back says: Claude Lockwood, 19952 Rosemont, Detroit 19, Mich

This is the puzzle picture. On the picture in the lower right corner is a 17. In the corner of the old board the picture is on looks like a name but most is missing. What I can make out is: A & second line 21 Soo Mich. On the back is my fathers name Neil Dowd.

11/10 - Historical Perspective - Armistice Day Storm 1940 - Jon Paul Michaels & Brent Michaels
The Armistice Day Storm of 1940 focused it's wrath mainly on Lake Michigan.

The Str. Anna C. Minch which had loaded grain screenings at Fort William and was bound for Chicago, IL was lost with all hands off Pentwater, MI.


The Str. William B. Davock which had loaded coal at Erie, PA was lost off Big Sable Point with all 33 of her crew as they headed for S. Chicago

The canaller Novadoc which had loaded at Chicago and was destined for Port Alfred, Quebec, was pounded unmercifully until finally becoming stranded just off shore north of Pentwater, MI.


11/10 - LLT vessels busy on Lake Michigan - Scott Best

Maumee preparing to unload coal just after daybreak on the Menominee River

Manitowoc unloading coal at Georgia Pacific in Green Bay, WI.

Stern view of Manitowoc from across the Fox River.

Saginaw unloading at the Budweiser elevator in Manitowoc.

Stern view

11/10 - Saginaw in Manitowoc - H. Lund

Saginaw in the river in Manitowoc, with the boom hooked up to the Anheuser-Busch structure on the river.

The bow of the Saginaw, with the USS Cobia across the river at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

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