SHIPPING



[1853]


The Brig Racine went ashore at Two Rivers, during the blow on Sunday. We see that she has been got off-and probably without serious injury. Manitowoc County Herald, Saturday, July 2, 1853 P.2 ********** The Propeller Buffalo, Capt. Conkey, cleared from Two Rivers on Thursday, with an immense raft of timber in tow for Chicago. We understand the timber is intended for some railroad Depot. Manitowoc County Herald, Saturday, July 30, 1853 P.2


[1875]


Two Rivers The schooners Albatross, John Schuette, and City of Woodstock were loaded with lumber at this place, last week, from Cooper and Jones' mills. The lumber was for the Chicago market. Manitowoc Co. Chronicle (Two Rivers), May 11, 1875


The tug Julia Drisko, which has been engaged in the fishing business at this place for some time past; has been laid up for the present owing to the scarcity of fish. Manitowoc Co. Chronicle (Two Rivers), May 11, 1875


Two Rivers The schooner City of Woodstock got on the beach at this place during the heavy gale of last Friday, but the tug Kitty Smoke came up from Manitowoc and succeeded in getting her off before she received any serious damage. Manitowoc Co. Chronicle (Two Rivers), May 11, 1875


The schooner D.G. Wright, which used to visit this place last season, was wrecked on the east shore, last week, and the entire crew are reported lost. Manitowoc Co. Chronicle (Two Rivers), May 18, 1875


Two Rivers The schooner Purington took on a load of lumber at Cooper & Jones pier last Friday. Manitowoc Co. Chronicle (Two Rivers), June 1, 1875


Two Rivers One of Cooper & Jones' lumber scows capsized the other day, while lying at their dock in the village. Considerable lumber was thrown into the river in consequence, but was all recovered without much trouble. Manitowoc Co. Chronicle (Two Rivers), June 1, 1875


Two Rivers The schooner John Schuette was chartered at Milwaukee for Goderich, last Friday. She received 2 1/2 cents per bushel for wheat, in gold. Manitowoc Co. Chronicle (Two Rivers), June 8, 1875


Two Rivers The beautiful new schooner John V. Jones recently built for Cooper & Jones, the Messrs. Rand & Berger, of Manitowoc, came to this place yesterday to take on her first cargo of lumber. Manitowoc may be a moderately good point at which to build vessels, but Two Rivers is certainly the better place of the two for furbishing them freights. Manitowoc Co. Chronicle (Two Rivers), June 15, 1875


Two Rivers The new schooner of Cooper & Jones' took on its second cargo at this place last Wednesday. Manitowoc Co. Chronicle (Two Rivers), June 29 1875


[1881]


Two Rivers news: Simeno and LeClaire are doing good work at driving piles along the river, prrparatory (sic) to docking, with their new steam pile driver. A rumor was current here a few weeks ago that the Goodrich boats were about to make trips here again, but from present indications, we shall be obliged to live on hope a while longer. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 4, 1881 P.1


Two Rivers news: The schooner Evening Star, Captain Doak, went ashore off Two Creeks in the storm of Saturday night. The vessel is loaded with wood and bark, and will probably be gotten of in a few days. The captain passed through here on his way to Manitowoc, where he went to secure a tug to assist in getting the vessel again under way. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 25, 1881 P. 4


The following is taken from the report of Major Roberts, of the U.S. Engineers: MANITOWOC HARBOR, WISCONSIN "The present project for the improvement of this harbor was adopted in 1866, and modified in 1880, the object being to afford a channel of navigable width, and not less than 12 feet in depth at the shoalest part. During the present season 100 linear feet have been added to each of the piers, and super-structure built over the same. The piers have nearly reached 18-foot curve. The harbor is much used as a refuge, and its old-time shipbuilding has of late years been recommenced. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 1, 1881 P. 4


Two Creeks news: The schooner Evening Star, that ran ashore about three miles south of this place laden with hardwood lumber and hemlock bark, was pulled off by the tug Gregory, of Manitowoc, last Monday, at about four o'clock in the afternoon, but not until she had unloaded about 250 cords of bark which is at present being piled up on the beach. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 1, 1881 P. 4


Two Rivers news: The scows Blue Bell and Hercules, both took cargoes of bark from the Michigan shore to the tannery of the Wis. Leather Co., during the week. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 15, 1881 P. 1


Two Rivers news: The little steam yacht, bought by Trudell & Bartlemey of Chas. Beers, of Manitowoc, took a load of freight to Ahnapee on Tuesday last. The purchasers of the yacht form an enterprising livery and mail carrying firm, and they seem bound to carry on their business in defiance of bad roads, even by incurring considerable risk by venturing on the lake at this season of the year in so frail a craft. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 22, 1881 P. 4


Two Rivers news: Capt. Pilon of the government lifesaving station in compliance with orders from head quarters disbanded his crew for the season on Friday last. The services of the crew have fortunately not been required to any great extent of late as is usual at this time of the year, but few disasters having occured along this part of the shore. All are men however who would shrink from no peril which their duty might impose as had been demonstrated in a multitude of instances in the past where, at the risk of their own lives by venturing in the frail mackinaw, they have rescued many a doomed mariner from a watery grave. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, December 20, 1881 P. 4


Two Rivers news: Harbor work at Port Washington having been suspended for the season, A. Hudson, engineer, and J. Lathrop, Superintendent of the government dredge at that place, arrived here on Friday evening. Mr. Hudson will spend spend (sic) the winter with his family in this city, and Mr. Lathrop will do likewise in Ahnapee. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, December 27, 1881 P. 4


[1886]


We have information that if the city will do a sufficient amount of dredging to enable large vessels to pass safely up to the railway docks, a large business of shipments of coal and lumber can be done the coming summer. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, April 27, 1886 P.4 ______________ The City Council last night ordered the committee on dredges and harbor to make a survey of the river bed, and report the estimated cost of dredging a channel with a depth of 14 feet as far up as the dry dock. We believe it will be a great advantage to the city to have this work done. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, April 27, 1886 P.4


[1894]


Manitowoc Following are the arrivals and departures at this port for February: Propellers, 27; Tonnage, 20,591. Departures, same. Manitowoc Pilot, Mar. 8, 1894


Manitowoc Not much work has been done in the shipyard at this place through the winter. The greater part of the work being done on boats this year is on boilers and machinery. The Charlevoix' boiler has been put in the steamer Lawrence. Richards Iron Works is putting in a new engine in the Lotus and one in the Elmer. The tug E.M.B.A. will receive a new deck and house. The City of Green Bay will receive new deck frames and alterations in the cabin. Captain Coates, her master, arrived in the city this week. Manitowoc Pilot, Mar. 8, 1894


Manitowoc Work on the Goodrich boats has already commenced and they are being put in shape for the coming season's work. Men are at work on other boats. The Naiad is undergoing extensive repairs. The Amboy has had new steel arches put in. The Burt Barnes has had a new foremast put in. The scow Success is having considerable work done on her. The L.H.Coates is likewise receiving some repairs. Manitowoc Pilot, Mar. 8, 1894


[1903]


Edward Wall, an employe of the Manitowoc Dry Dock Co., met with a serious accident while at work with a steel drill on the hull of the steamer Kennebec. He slipped and fell and the drill struck his face cutting several deep gashes. The injuries were attended to by a physician and are not expected to result very seriously although they are painful. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, June 15, 1903 p.1


[1916]


Manitowoc Ann Arbor No. 5 cut up all sorts of didos yesterday afternoon before she finally made her way through Eighth street bridge. The big boat was preceeding up river stern first and the slush ice made steering difficult and over twenty minutes were consumed in getting through the draw. The bridge was opened and shut twice in the mean time. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Feb. 24, 1916


DRY DOCK CO. AND AFFILIATED INTERESTS TO PERMIT EMPLOYES FULL TIME WHEN WITH H. AT CAMP. The Manitowoc Dry Dock company, Manitowoc Boiler Works and Manitowoc Engineering Works have announced that their employes who are members of the National guard will be allowed full pay for the time spent at the camp with Co. H. Mr. West of the Shipbuilding and Dry dock company stated that they regretted that the Aluminum Goods Mfg. Co. "beat them to it" in making a similar announcement, but the absence of some of the officials had delayed this offical announcement longer than would normally have been the case after the matter had been laid before the companies. It is expected that other manufacturing plants will join the move. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, June 3, 1916 P.5