1614 November 1 Father Marquette
Landed at Kewaunee WI. He came on Lake Michigan in a birch canoe.
A French trader established a "jack knife" trading post at the mouth of
the Kewaunee River.
Kewaunee River Early
navigators gave the Kewaunee WI river the name Woods River and it was so
designated on early maps. Joshua Hathaway rescued the Indian name
Kewaunee in the mid 1800's.
Charles Fellow Became captain of Schooner at 18 yr. This was first vessel
to sail into the Ahnapee river. He also was owner & Captain of Whirlwind,
the first to load at the bridge pier in Ahnapee WI.
Rochester Steamer First craft into
Kewaunee WI. Later it was wrecked off of Two Rivers WI on its way to Kewaunee
Was at Foscoro which is just south of Door Co. in Kewaunee Co. 1/2 mile)Stoney
Location It was not known for some yr.. whether Foscoro was in Clay Banks
or Ahnapee WI. The PO served by stage coach & telegraph were in Door.
The Sawmill Boarding house warehouse & homes were in Ahnapee. Pier
was about 1000 ft into lake
Silver Creek Pier Was a mouth of Silver
Creek. It as just 2 miles south of Foscoro on Co. U.
Was on Lake Michigan where the sideroad is north of Alaska. This
is now 9th road.
Was built in Kewaunee WI. by John Volk in 1850. First vessel to use
it was Steamer Fashion.
were at least 20 ships and steamers any time off of Kewaunee WI.
Steamer struck rocks, ran ashore and sunk off Kewaunee WI-all passengers
There were at least 20 fishing tugs running out of Kewaunee WI Harbor.
Capt. Zebina Shaw Moved to Ahnapee
then know as Wolf River. From there he sailed the vessel Armslie. He hauled
ties, posts, cord wood, and pier timbers for the Ahnapee pier.
Side-wheeler was fore-runner of Goodrich Lines. Came into Kewaunee WI
Goodrich Lines 1856-1911 Came into port of Kewaunee WI. From sidewheelers
to propeller driven craft. Carried freight & passengers across lake.
Took cheese from Meyer Crosby warehouse next to Goodrich warehouse. Also
chickens from Bach-Kieweg & Poser Co.
Charles Brandeis Sr. Arrived in Kewaunee
WI in 1856 fresh from ship wreck of ill-fated steamer Atlantic on Lake
Erie. He was steward aboard Atlantic and was 1 of 6 survivors. He
took charge of Slauson Co. Boarding House on the point until he built the
North Star first steamer to arrive at Volks pier. She loaded 105 cords
of bark. North Star was built in Kewaunee WI. Was first to use second Pier.
1860 September 8 Steamer Lady Elgin
Had a collision with the schooner Augusta off of Willmette IL. 300
lives were lost. Lady Elgin used to come into the port of Kewaunee
Sandy Bay Pier
Was built by Pfhister. It was east of Walter Waegli's farm.
There were houses, sawmill, cheese factory, store and building for horse
carrying mail from Manitowoc WI to Sturgeon Bay WI.
Was located east of Art Kuehls farm in Pierce, Kewaunee County WI.
Was located just northeast of Don Bothe's farm off Schmidts farm in Kewaunee
Was located east of Virgil Stangles farm. There was a cheese factory-store-some
US Army recruits for the Union Army left from the second pier in Kewaunee
WI. in the civil war.
Was at Foscoro just south of Door County line, at Stoney Creek
Silver Creek Pier
On Silver Creek on Cty "U"
In Algoma City
East of Silver Lake on Lake Michigan in the Town of Pierce by the wayside
on Hwy 42 north side.
At Schmidt farm
At Art Kuehls farm
Art Seidls farm.
Was constructed across the Kewaunee River at the end of Main street in
the 1860's. the structure was dismantled in the 1880's when the carferry
slip was constructed.
Octavia H. Harbridge Was
wrecked at Kewaunee Harbor WI.
News of the war did not reach Kewaunee until two days later. the Goodrich
steam comet could not get to Kewaunee with the timely information because
of heavy icing on the lake. War started April 13, 1861
Beached at Racine WI is going to pieces. The Kewaunee was named after Kewaunee
WI. and built at Port Huron in 1866.
1867 May 9
Heels over and sinks off Kewaunee WI.
1867 May 9
Came into port of Kewaunee WI. to use in lumber trade.
Sardiwa, Lydia, Case, Charly Hibbard and steamers Seebird, Propeller Ottawa
were in the port of Kewaunee WI at one time.
No travel to Ahnapee & Kewaunee WI due to the civil war.
1867 May 9 First
Schooner Kewaunee Made her first trip to Kewaunee
coming from Port Huron through straits on her maiden trip. She was built
by Slauson,Kelly,& Murray Co. at Port Huron. Used in lumber trade.
At 210 tons one of the fastest craft of her time
Ran service the year around in the early days. There were no carferries
to break the ice in Kewaunee WI. harbor. She was a wooden Goodrich ship.
When the ice was too heavy to make harbor, she would hang off outside and
cargo transferred to horse & sled.
Lies on rocks 4 miles off Kewaunee WI. at Grimms Pier with water and sunk
in rough weather.
Scow built Schooner Howes Lost off Ahnapee WI during gale,
dragged anchor but landed on rocks north of pier. Total loss
Made her first trip into port of Kewaunee WI. She was visited by many of
Receipts at Fellow's Pier A vessel brought raw materials to
Fellows pier at Foscoro to be converted into lumber, shingles, and some
flour & feed.
The Mount Vernon & Two Kitties took cargo of ties to Chicago from Foscoro
WI for C. W. Fellows.
Booth Cleared Chicago for Foscoro WI. She was chartered to C. L. Fellows
for cargo of wood. She will probably be first vessel of the season to arrive
at his pier.
Crew of the wrecked barges Emerald & Dickinson, who drowned, were taken
from Lake MIch. and interred in Kewaunee Cemeteries. One body was
taken to Red River & one body is missing. A propeller arrived with
steam pumps but was not able to refloat the barge
Came into Kewaunee WI. during severe storm from NE. South pier took on
flour from W. Seyk Co. Broke a gangplank and line while at the pier.
Schooner H. Rand
Off of Kewaunee WI. Lost her deck load of ties and her center board was
broken in a storm.
Was driven ashore during a gale near the Casco Pier. The deck load
of another vessel is scattered along the shore between Ahnapee and Clay
Schooner H, Rand
Owned by V. Mashek of Kewaunee WI. will be taken to Manitowoc WI to be
remodeled this winter. It will be cut in half and lengthened.
Lake Michigan was white with seas and the piers here were coated with 3
to 4 inches of ice from waves braking over them.
Arrived in Kewaunee WI. to bring in freight & took on board 66 bbl
of flour for W. Seyk Co. A car load of peas and carload of barley shipped
at the same time.
Came to Kewaunee WI. Loaded with goodies. Left she took 400 bbls.
of flour for W. Seyk.
Took 3 hours to unload DePere in port of Kewaunee WI. It had a cargo of
merchandise for store keepers here.
Spear Bound from Two Rivers WI to Ahnapee WI had two stone barges in tow.
Caught fire and burned off Sandy Bay WI.-crew safe.
1880 May 31 A Schooner
Loaded with Hemlock ties cleared Carlton Pier. Second shipment cargo
shipped from there.
Sheboygan & Chicago who came into the port of Kewaunee WI have coal
grates not wood burning grates.
Steamer Jos. Duvall
Left Kewaunee WI for Chicago IL with a cargo of bark. Out of Two Rivers
WI capsized with all hands. Owners were Jos. Duvall of Kewaunee WI
and G. W. Slauson of Racine WI. Value of this schooner was $7,000.
Had its outlet below what is known as Leindeckers hill. The only bridge
was on Main Street. Piers were located at the old Coast Guard station and
Schooner S. Bater
Collided off Ahnapee WI with scow in tow of the tug Gregory. Slightly
The Daisy Day (Stmr.. Barge) Was loaded with 4500 Bu. of wheat and barley
in Kewaunee WI.
Left Kewaunee WI with oak timber. Tug lost tow account of bad weather,
strained lumber all along beach.
Were launched at his yard at Kewaunee WI.
Schooner Lady Ellen
Came into Kewaunee WI. from Ahnapee loaded down with 700 Bu of Wheat for
Little Schooner Elgin Was in
the port of Kewaunee WI. with 290,000 shingles for George Grimmer.
First steamer to land at Algoma WI since big gale. Citizens pier was washed
away. Since that time all Ahnapee freight was landed in Kewaunee
Port of Kewaunee WI
Received $3000 for survey of the harbor and $6000 got construction of a
lighthouse. And in 1881 began with development of the channel and touring
Improvements - Kew. Harbor First improvements included development
of Channel and turning basin. Part of Fisherman's point was cut off. W.
Seyk Co had a warehouse there used for hauling ham & coal. It was removed.
Went ashore at Ahnapee WI last week. It has been released.
Schooner H. Rand
Loaded ties in the port of Kewaunee WI. for V. Mashek.
Took a load of flour and grain at Mashek's pier in Kewaunee County WI.
Was located where Art Seidl farm is now. It's three miles north of
From Two Rivers WI came into port of Kewaunee WI. It brought in a
load of Freight for Trudell and Bertheline.
Schooner H. Rand
Was the first sail to arrive at Kewaunee WI. this season. Vessel
is handsome as a daisy in her new spring dress.
Work resumed on the 400 ft of Harbor Piers to be built in Kewaunee WI.
150 ft will be constructed this year.
New Lighthouse Keeper New keeper
of the Kewaunee WI harbor Pier light arrived here by train.
Tug of Manitowoc WI towed some 80 pieces of timber to Manitowoc for Jason
Pellet who is getting timber in Montpelier, Kewaunee County WI.
This unfortunate seaman that drowned at Grimm's pier north of Kewaunee
WI six weeks ago was picked up at Two Rivers by fisherman. It was in good
shape yet after 40 days in the water.
Finished his contract on the Kewaunee WI harbor & it's to be complimented
for the work he has done.
First Ferry Steamers The
two ferry steamers which will run between Kewaunee WI and Frankfort MI
will be launched at Toledo OH about Sept. 1 1882. She will be named Ann
arbor and as she is launched she will be in complete readiness.
Harbor Piers Contract Contract
let for building 400 ft of harbor piers at Kewaunee WI to H. M. Scove of
Several small sail boats stolen from a Sheboygan party were recovered by
Sheriff Shilbauer. A mile south of Kewaunee WI several Carlton men gave
chase to the thief in a fast sailer, but he ran the boat ashore and escaped.
Loaded ties here in Kewaunee WI for Jos. Duvall & Co.
Capt. Andrew Hansen
Was drowned off the Sailor Boy near Grimms pier. A reward is offered for
recovery of the body, which will be washed ashore in this region.
Contract let for repairing bridge in Kewaunee WI was let to Mr. Roubal.
Several piles will be driven & new members put in to receive a general
During storm about 100 ft of Swatz & Fellows Pier at Foscoro went into
the lake with about 10-15 cords of wood.
City of Ludington
Came into Kewaunee port & Loaded with 600 bags of flour & 400 bags
River & Harbor Bill
Reported to the US House contains $ 8000 each for Kewaunee WI & Algoma
Suffered considerably from the storm and heavy seas.
Shipped 400 lb. of fresh fish from Kewaunee to Ahnapee by boat. He received
5 1/5 cents per lb.
Brought new windows and doors door new Catholic Church built last summer.
Materials were from fort Howard.
H. M. Scove of Manitowoc Arrived here to begin
work on the extension of the harbor piers. 300 feet is to be added to the
McDonald & Co.
7000 pounds of fresh fish have been shipped to market by McDonald &
Co. of Ahnapee WI.
New steam yacht built at Hanson & Scoves Shipyards of Manitowoc for
Fred Johannes of Kewaunee WI. arrived on the steamer Corona.
New Stone Scow
A new scow was completed by J. Smoke & H. Hanson. they will commence
gathering stones on the beach for the Kewaunee Harbor.
Brought a cargo of salt for Mashek & Metzner Co. to Kewaunee WI.
She departed with a cargo of 1,500,00 shingles.
Scow Laura Johnson
Brought a cargo of lumber from Two Rivers to Kewaunee WI. for Henry Tisch's
new residence./ Lumber was sawed at Manger & Lufter's mill.
Came into port of Kewaunee WI. It took cargo out for Jos. Duvall &
1886 December Tug Nettle Dannalson
Was breaking ice in Kewaunee WI. for the Government dredge. Ice was
5 ft. to 7 ft.
Season of 1886
Severe on Lake Michigan. 621 vessels met disaster.
Took aboard largest shipment of cheese aboard, 6 1/2 tons in Kewaunee WI.
Steamers & Schooners
There were 322 Steamers and 209 Schooners visited port of Kewaunee WI.
Steamer Grace Williams Got 60 tons
of coal out of the hull Emerald which sank in Kewaunee WI.
Is now in Frankfort MI waiting orders to go into commission in the flour
trade between Frankfort MI and Kewaunee WI.
Went on beach Nov. 17, 1887 in the port of Kewaunee WI. It was released
from the sandy bed and towed into harbor.
1888 November 17 Emerald
Schooner of 287 tons became a total loss in heavy SE gale off Kewaunee
WI. Cargo coal vessel $8000. 5 lives lost.
Damaged her bow when she struck the South pier at Kewaunee WI.
Barge P. Leuty
24 miles out connecting rod broke. Crew came ashore at Kewaunee WI.
in a yahl to get help..
Schooner Lizzie Metzner Came into port
of Kewaunee WI. She is 78 ft long, beam 21 ft, depth 6 ft.
Came into Kewaunee WI. Had difficult time reaching her moorings, usual
thick ice. Left port she was caught in ice about one mile off Ahnapee.
Remained there for 2 days.
Schooner Lizzie Metzner Came into port
of Kewaunee WI. with quantity of peaches. They sold $0.50 a Bu.
Arrived in the port of Kewaunee WI. with a cargo of corn and other merchandise.
Came into port of Kewaunee WI. loaded with hay for Manistee MI. Heavy seas
on Lake Mich. The miles out of port several tons rolled into the
Gave the port of Kewaunee WI the go-by. There was a heavy storm. Warehouses
are overloaded with freight for the south. Steamer Chicago will be
Schooner Lizzie Metzner Just completed
at Manitowoc WI. Owners are Mashek, Metzner, W. Seyk, and Capt. Voss of
Kewaunee WI. Made first appearance here. 78 ft long, beam 21 ft and depth
6 ft. Left port with cargo of bark for Sheboygan WI.
Owned by V. Mashek of Kewaunee WI. and Capt. Hanson will be placed in winter
quarters in Manitowoc WI. She will be rebuilt.
Prevailed on the lake-drove quite a fleet of schooners into Kewaunee WI
Little Brown Church
Was built on hill where John Berner's home is now. It was a Union Congregational
Church. Located nearby was a high tower which flew flags showing sailors
the expected weather conditions as they came by.
Was located around the river bend from Edwin Waterstreets home (Old Shooting
Park) on the Kewaunee river.
1889 November 1 Florence M. Dickinson
Coal laden schooner lost off Kewaunee WI in fierce winter storm.
Steamer Bell Laurie
Went ashore at Ahnapee WI in a gale, was towed into harbor
Second Officer on Ann Arbor No 2 came ashore on the ice. Boat was
stuck in windrow of ice.
A. C. Raalte, schooners Ida, Rosa, Belle, and Cynthia Gordon came into
Kewaunee WI.. harbor because of heavy seas and needed shelter.
Schooner Lizzie Metzner Is in port
of Kewaunee WI. When in Chicago IL, her main top was carried away. Contact
was with another schooner.
Went ashore on Peninsula Point near Escanaba MI. Was released without
damage. Made her appearance in Kewaunee WI.
Ann Arbor NO 3
Was built in Cleveland OH for Toledo & Ann Arbor RR to shorten trip
on Lake Michigan. It will come into port of Kewaunee WI.
589 vessels, 207,550 tons entered and cleared port of Kewaunee WI.
Shooting Park Members Were
Jos. Mueller, Wm. Hessel, Fredrich Johannas, Henry Rooney, Frank Moudry,
Henry Jonas, August Bohne, Fred Kassner, Jake Kuhlanek, Henry Hognekamp,
Phillip Arnold & Jos. Lain.
W. Seyk Co.
Shipped about 1300 tons of hay. It took 130 carloads to ship it to the
There were 203 schooners, 151 steamers, 117 propellers, 61 steam barges,
and 43 tugs enter and clear harbor at Kewaunee WI.
Took 75 tons of freight here at Kewaunee WI.
Arrived here ion the Muskegon at Kewaunee WI to move light house location
on North pier from present location to outer end of pier.
Left Kewaunee WI with 1800 bags of peas shipped by W. Seyk Co. and L. J.
Conway of Kewaunee WI.
Delivered 850 cords of stone from footbridge quarries to Kewaunee WI.
Transit Loaded with hard wood attempted to make Kewaunee WI. harbor. North
pier was lengthened during summer and lighthouse wasn't moved. Sailed vessel
right into harbor pier, sprung a leak and hit rocks . Took ship valuables
and lowered yahl to come ashore
City of Sheboygan
Was in port of Kewaunee WI. It took 75 tons of freight to go south.
Port of Kewaunee WI.
Is one of the great marine ports of northern lakes. The harbor is free
from ice in winter and steam craft can enter it all season. There is no
undertow and vessels can lie near the mouth of the harbor in the wildest
The Kewaunee River
At its mouth the river is bulled as perhaps the longest natural stream
emptying into Lake Mich. Navigable for a distance of 6 miles from its mouth
and 3 miles it has a depth from 12 to 18 ft.
Depth between Piers
Between the piers at Kewaunee WI. the depth is at 15 feet.
Port of Kewaunee
Tonnage 800 craft averaging 350 tons entered and cleared the port of Kewaunee
Ann Arbor No. 1
First ferry to Kewaunee WI.
Picked up 2,800 Bu peas from W. Seyk Co. of Kewaunee WI to go south.
A historical marked at the Kewaunee WI ferry yard commemorates the first
lake crossing of ferries.
William Flaherty Jr.
Accepted a position as wheelsman on the Steamer City of Marquette.
He sailed on the schooner Lizzie Metzner. He will make his first
trip here in December.
The Railroad Yards
The yards at Kewaunee WI. are crowded with cars of flour, which arrive
faster than can be transported across the lake. The Ann Arbor No
1 takes 22 cars at a time.
Schooner Lizzie Metzner Came into Kewaunee
WI. Last of the season and gone into winter quarters. Brought
45,000 Bu. of wheat for Kewaunee Milling Co.
1892 November 27 Ann Arbor No. 1
First carferry to enter Kewaunee WI.. port. Marked the epoch not only in
history of Kewaunee WI. but the whole country when Ann Arbor No 1 slipped
into Kewaunee harbor
Ferry RR Yard
Spur tracks have been added near the rail road car ferry dock in Kewaunee
WI. There are four tracks now.
Scow (John Wrabetz's) Stone
scows became untied and probabilities are that it drifted out on the lake.
Search was made on the beach as far as Carlton, but no traces were found
in Kewaunee County WI.
Schooner Lizzie Metzner Was laid up
here in Kewaunee WI. for the past winter. Has been fitted out. It
expects to start across the Lake to Frankfort MI to get a load of slabs.
Shipment of cheese from port of Kewaunee WI via Goodrich Line had 608 boxes
or 31,360 lb.. Prices paid were 9 3/4 cents for young Americans and 9 1/4
cents for Flats.
New RR Ferry
Dock is in progress of construction here in Kewaunee WI. It is rapidly
nearing completion. It makes a mammoth appearance and will contain about
Schooner Roving Star
Cargo of lumber was brought here from Menominee MI on the Schooner Roving
Star. City clerk J. H. Rooney & Joe Simon completed plans for
new dwelling to be erected this summer.
Bottcher & Borgman
Shipped a cargo of 20,000 bricks to Menonomie WI aboard Schooner B. S.
Ann Arbor No 1
Ran aground near Clay Banks. It was on the second trip going to Kewaunee
WI.-freed with little trouble
From Kewaunee WI to Ahnapee on the steamer City of Marquette given by the
Lutheran Church was a most enjoyable affair.
1892 July 30 Schooner Lizzie Metzner
Is in port of Kewaunee WI. this week. She is taking a cargo of posts
for the Mashek Co.
Schooner Jane Anderson
Was in port of Kewaunee WI with a cargo of MI peaches and other fruit.
She was first fruit vessel to arrive this season.
Of Kewaunee WI came home from European Steamer Spree to New York. Quarantined
there for 48 hr. because of Cholera scare. Owns Schooner Metzner.
Dreamed of using freighter as a continuation of a rail line. Realized as
the wooden hulled 260 ft Ann Arbor #1 was designed by Naval Architect Frank
K. Kirby. Ann Arbor was put into service between Frankfort MI & Kewaunee
Schooner Hattie Earl
A strong gale from the south caused the Schooner Hattie Earl to fly distrss
signals as she drifted toward the reef north of the harbor. after
summoning a tug, a manned yahl boat went to her assistance.
1892 Nov 26 Ann Arbor # 1
Ran aground just north of Kewaunee on its maiden trip to Kewaunee. Was
pulled by tug Favorite and put into harbor undamaged. It unloaded &
loaded 22 carloads of flour.
Life Saving Station
Contract for erection of Life Saving Station at Kewaunee WI. awarded to
Frank Hamachek whose bid was $ 8,223.
Ann Arbor No 2
New ferry arrived for the first time. Similar to NO 1 but longer and wider.
Goes at 1144 tons while No 1 is about 1127 tons. Left for Frankfort with
Old Pier Piles
Fred Wallner is hauling the piles of the old pier cut off and intends to
sue the timber for barrel staves.
Harvest started in Kewaunee WI. and many men and teams are now engaged
in cutting and hauling the crop. The ice on the river is 22 inches thick
and clear as crystal.
A new quarry opened near Slovan and promises to be an important industry.
Stone will be loaded on dump cars and brought by rail to docks at Kewaunee
WI. New docks will be on the edge of the bayou north of the ferry slip.
Of Two Rivers Coast Guard arrived in Kewaunee WI to take ever new lifesaving
station on North side of harbor. Crew was selected later. No road so contact
was via rowboat across harbor. At turn of Century patrol as far as Masheks
to the north a were made.
Lighthouse keeper conceived idea that the American flag should fly on certain
days over the lighthouse. Passed the hat and raised enough for a
20 ft flag.
New Life Saving Station
Mr. Hamachek is getting materials ready to commence work upon the new life
saving station to be built on the point near the north harbor pier.
Schooner William Flinch
Arrived right from the south and took a cargo of shingles for Racine from
Resigne a position of clerk at Jos. Schultz & Co. Clothing store. Will
be a steward on the Steamer City of Marquette.
Schooner Lady Ellen
Came into harbor at Algoma WI from Milwaukee with part cargo of back freight
of merchandise for local dealers.
English & Hall
Contracted with KGB RR Co. to haul 13000 carloads of stone from their new
quarry to city of Kewaunee. It will be used to complete the new docks.
Left Kewaunee for Chicago IL for the purpose of seeing the wonders of the
World's Fair. On board were 4 couples. A. Kizbercen's, N. Kuffann's. O.
Warner's,and E. Ropheygy's. Also F. Tirner.
Algoma Piers Pile Driver Owned
by John Borgman is expected to start work in Algoma on the harbor piers.
Mr. Borgman has contract to put in connections between the piers &
Life Saving Crew
Crew of Kewaunee WI.. was called out late in afternoon. Signals of distress
from boat off Two Creeks. Crew started to row to the barge. Heavy seas
prevented headway. Took team and boat with them. Arrived there all they
wanted was food. They were out.
Cargo of 1040 tons of coal sprung leak several miles off of Kewaunee WI.
on Friday night and foundered about 10 o'clock Sat. morning.
1896 October 27 Schooner Resumption
Due to strong head winds could not get into harbor at Kewaunee WI. Kewaunee
Life Saving crew ran lines to her and assisted her to a secure berth.
Ann Arbor No. 1
City of Sheboygan
Named after Sheboygan WI was built by Rand Shipyards of Manitowoc WI. Was
sister ship to the Kenosha. With Goodrich lines for 45 yr.. Went aground
in fog at entrance to Sturgeon Bay. Hull repaired at Mant.. Took no more
passengers. Came into Kew. in 1914.
Capt. Jim Armstrong
Of Algoma WI owner of the schooner Wright was seriously hurt. He
was on the steamer of Romene and bumped by a hand cart.
Was first steam boat on the Kewaunee River. Kewaunee WI Boat sold
and used to transport soldiers in WW.
Will get $10,000 Harbor improvement. South pier will be made 300
ft longer and erection of life saving station.
Was fishing out of Kewaunee WI. and came into a heavy sea. Sails
tore and spent night on Lake Mich.
New Steel Ferry
Ann Arbor No 3 made her maiden trip to Kewaunee WI.. from Frankfort MI.
People Making arrangements for more freight to Kewaunee WI. this winter.
In addition to the 3 ferries, steamer Hennigin & Alice Stafford will
New Steel Carferry No 3
Demonstrated the success and feasibility of transporting loaded freight
cars across the lake. Asley made tests six yr. ago & were ridiculed.
Ann Arbor ran steel boat all Winter. Govt. ordered lighthouse keepers to
keep lights on all Winter.
1898 October 4 Second Bridge
City council approved building a new bridge of 182ft long by 18 French
wide. Work by Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works. Bridge ran from
Cooperative to fisherman's point.
Suckers are plentiful below the dam at Bruemmer & Co. Dam in Ahnapee
WI. They can be pitched out of the water with a hay fork. Wagon loads are
Goodrich Steamer Sheboygan The first Side-wheeler
steamer to arrive at Kewaunee WI harbor this season.
Govt. Dredge No 1
Finished operations in Kewaunee WI harbor-left for Algoma.
Schooner James Hill
In tow for the Goodrich Line. Tug Artic was brought to Kewaunee WI.
Loaded 8000 Bu of Barley at Kewaunee Grain Co.
C. W. Peake
Agent for Ann Arbor lines arrived in Kewaunee WI. Made arrangements for
packaged freight from this port.
1900 Est'd Corona
Sidewheel steamer that ran in the Goodrich lines for 20 yr. was sold in
Chicago for $15,000. It used to come into Kewaunee WI.
1900 May 31 Steamer
Kewaunee Launched at old Jess Erichsene Channel at Kewaunee WI.
Has been on south pier since about 1900. Once it was on the north pier.
A new cement pier was put on the south side. Power for the light came from
hand-shoveled coal fired boiler with steam running a generator. Fog horn
was also steam.
Old groaning fog horn replaced by sirens on a crib out in the lake and
at the lighthouse. They are activated by photoelectric sensors. At on time
two lighthouse keepers lived at 718 Main St.
Algoma Fishing Fleet
A picture of the fleet was hanging in the Lohery tavern, since torn down,
near 4th and Steele streets. At that time they had sailing boats. Fished
white fish, trout and perch. Cotton nets were hauled out, cleaned in hot
water,& dried on revolving racks.
Steam Fog Signal
Congressman Bricker has introduced a bill in Congress for a steam fog signal
at Kewaunee WI. Cost estimated at $5,000.
The sucker run was a highlight. Spears, pitchforks, dip & cross nets,
even hands were used top catch them. Smoke and pickling were the order
of the day.
Came into Kewaunee WI Harbor waterlogged. Got pumped out and left
with Cord Loop.
Line has permission to change names of steamers and carferries from F.
& PM to Pere Marquette.
Keeper of Kewaunee WI. Light House along with his son drowned when they
ventured out in a storm. Schooner Julia B. Merric lost part of her deck
load when they tried to get it. ???
1902 March RR Docks
Contract for rebuilding the docks of the Kewaunee Green Bay and Western
RR was awarded to John M. Borgman here in Kewaunee WI.
City of Racine has been equipped for receiving messages from shore by wireless
telegraph. All steamers of this line will be furnished with it this
summer. the Goodrich line steamers came into port of Kewaunee WI.
W. Heck, Anton and William Dishmaker of Kewaunee WI. will build for themselves
two pleasure yachts engines.
Bill & Tony Dishmaker
Of Kewaunee WI sold their small gas launch to George D. Arnold of Sault
Ste.. MI. Craft was shipped from here by the Goodrich line.
An electrical storm struck the Schooner Nellie and Annie which were in
port of Kewaunee WI.. It badly scattered the fore topmast. The Capt. and
crew were badly frightened by the bolt.
First Cargo of
Grain Was taken out of Kewaunee WI this season by the steamer Welcome.
It was shipped by Kewaunee Grain Co. to Manitowoc WI. Two trips were made
in one day, 9500 Bu.
Is putting finishing touches on his pleasure yacht. Its a neat little craft.
Seats ten ten people and is propelled by a gas engine.
Winds and snow storm on Sunday caused two steamers, John Otis and Mathew
Wilson to come into port of Kewaunee WI for shelter. They were loaded with
lumber for Chicago.
1902 no date First Sailing Craft
First craft to put into port of Kewaunee WI this season was the Augusta.
It was a two masted schooner. It brought a boat load of salt from Ludington
MI for a local merchant.
Came into port of Kewaunee WI for a short time. He has a new yacht he built
for himself at Manitowoc WI which he is taking to Escanaba MI. It is 32
ft long and carries 1250 ft of canvas.
Selected Peter Deneau of Ludington MI to fill the vacancy at the Life Saving
Station Kewaunee WI. by resignation of Jos. Gauthier.
Returned to Kewaunee WI after some time on the Schooner Welcome. He will
accept a berth on the Ann arbor Lines.
1902 August Jim Smith
Kewaunee Jim Smith accepted a berth as second officer on the Goodrich Liner,
Dense fog on lake caused Sheboygan onto beach at Foscoro, 17 miles from
Kewaunee WI. Boat was southbound & had 30 passengers. All were landed
in small boats & conveyed by team to Algoma WI.
1903 Sept 18 Dawn
Schooner of 26 tons. On third mile SE from North side of entrance to Kewaunee
Harbor. vessel $250
Two Gas Fishing Boats
Two boats to be used by Coward and John Lain of Kewaunee WI. were brought
here from Two Rivers WI.
Large crowds went to Seyk's Mill in West Kewaunee WI to witness the opening
of the dam and the large sport of catching suckers.
Gas Engine Engine built by Kewaunee Iron Works has proven a success. It
is in good working order in the Machinac boat owned by Jos. Allie.
City of Sheboygan and Kohn Mee came into port of Kewaunee WI. for shelter
from heavy seas. They broke loose and caused a lot of damage. Ida
came into port with canvas gone and hold flooded.
Storm which raged here in Kewaunee WI was worst yet. Wind @ 70 mph with
huge sea. Schooners City of Sheboygan & John Mee ran into the harbor
for shelter. Broke loose from moorings and crashed into piles of old bridge
after carrying away Harvey Ransom jib.
The Storm (cont'd )
Crushed and tore up 30 ft of dock and demolished power house. Waves threw
stones on north wall of harbor onto lawn of Lifesaving Station. Schooner
Ida came into port with hull flooded. LifeSaving busy all night & harbor
jammed with craft.
Crossed the Kewaunee River from Park Street to Fisherman's point. It was
an iron bridge.
Aluminum Sign Co.
Sign Co. of Kewaunee WI to dismantle hulls of schooners, Edith L. Kayen,
exchange steamer barge Liberty and tug James E. Brooks laying in North
F. Hamachek Mach. Co.
Erected a pontoon bridge to the ferry slip. It lasted only nine years as
records show it was condemned.
Govt. Pile Driver
No. 1 sank at its moorings while at work in 14 ft of water in Algoma WI.
Heavy Hammer drawn aloft broke loose. Crushed through the Scow.
Was towing 3 cement cassions from Kewaunee WI. to Manitowoc WI. Broke loose
in PM. Tug came back to Kew to get assistance from Coast Guard. Finally
brought to Kew. Cassions used to fill gap between harbor piers in Manitowoc.
Loaded with cord wood sprung leak a few miles north of Algoma WI.
Ran itself ashore. Released by Kewaunee Life Saving Crew.
Stm. Barge Francis Hinton Left Manistee
MI Nov. 16 1909 with lumber. She was caught in a severe storm. Pumps
failed and she drifted ashore a mile from Manitowoc. Tug could not reach,
she beached, and broke in half. Crew & captain escaped.
Ann Arbor Boats
During the past week, there have between four Ann Arbor boats daily in
Kewaunee WI.. taking 100 loaded cars every 24 hours.
Built in Kewaunee WI marked shoals on Lake Erie.
Stopped at Algoma WI. at old Merchants Dock Co. It was built by local
merchants. Extended to the inner harbor. Freight was cheese,
eggs, and crates of live chickens.
Ann Arbor No 1
Caught fire in Manitowoc WI and burned to waters edge after 18 yr. of service.
It was the first ferry in Kewaunee WI.
Ran just east of Svoboda's Industries to Fisherman's point. It came out
on the north side of the river by the entrance to The US Army Corp. of
1911 April 13 Ottawa
Schooner lost 6 miles north of Algoma WI in frightful storm. Five lives
Kewaunee WI ranked 8th a among Lake Michigan ports. Twenty two vessels
were here in February-26,685 tons.
Came into port of Kewaunee WI. Loaded with grapes for the store.
Will have more boats in Kewaunee WI. they will be Carolina, Arizona,
Georgia, and Chicago.
Steamers came into Kewaunee WI harbor with a tonnage of 32,006 tons reported
by deputy collector of customs Charles Pistor.
Is nearing completion here in Kewaunee WI. Crew is engaged in erecting
a 70 ft steel tower for the range light.
Son of George Flaherty Sr. Of Kewaunee WI. Was 18 yr. old.
Hurt his right arm when a heavy bar fell on it. He was employed on
the barge John Kecham. He broke it in several places and Mrs. Lutien
is his nurse.
Capt. N. C. Craite(USCG) Rec'd
orders to open lifesaving station. Crew was George Flaherty, Conrad Olson,L.
E. Brown, and B. Leclair.
Began on Lake Michigan when the first boat of the season outside of all
winter boats was seen going north. It was the steamer Louis Pahlow. Capt.
Metzner and Capt. Smith purchased the steamer The Swan of W. J. Scully
Mrs. C. W. Read
Her house down by the lake is rented by M&M Lewis Hickey. Mr.
Hickey is a member of the local Kewaunee WI life saving crew.
Was Deputy collector of Customs at Port of Kewaunee WI.
Kewaunee WI. Harbor
Has one of the finest & latest equipped light houses & fog signal
on the lake. It is of steel & cement & fireproof. The steam whistle
was replaced by an air pressure for signal.
Progressing in Kewaunee WI. on erection of a new fog signal station and
lighthouse. It's first kind in service on the south pier.
Old South Pier
Only 250 ft of the south pier piling remains. When redone it will be made
of concrete and cement. Derricks from Sheboygan WI were used in this work.
Life Saving Station
Remodeling of the station was recently finished. $3500 is the contract
by Albrecht Mfg. Co. and Guse Brothers.
1913 November 26 Rouse Simmons Freighter.
Last seen by US Coast Guard Surf Boat out of Kewaunee WI. Cargo of
Christmas trees. 17 lives lost.
Anton M. Jessen
No 1 of Plum Island lifesaving crew was appointed Captain of the Kewaunee
WI station. Capt. & Mrs. N. C. Craite left for Racine where they will
Empty trunk with names Rouse Simmons, J. E. Lathrop found on beach by Gordon
& Dewey Dishmaker. Only wreckage to come ashore here. Trunk brought
to Kewaunee WI.
Master of Govt. Dredge Algoma left for Marion OH to look at plans for a
new dredge. which will be named after Kewaunee WI. Contract for building
was awarded to Marion Steam Shovel Co.
1913 July Pere Marquette Line
Kewaunee will be western gateway of the car ferries between Kewaunee WI
& Ludington MI.
The ice King has a crew cutting ice. It is of excellent quality, 16 inches
thick and clear as crystal.
Now selling for 15 cents per pound.
Eugene V. Kimball
Dad charge of Lighthouse for number of years has been transferred to Algoma
Fish Tug Madues
Was struck by Ann Arbor carferry while the latter was entering Kewaunee
WI. harbor. Damage was estimated at $500.
Family moved into Govt. dwelling at local yard. Capt. Alexander of tug
Manitowoc moved into former Geo. Duvall home.
Shooting Park Hall Fire
Fire of unknown origin destroyed the fine shooting park hall at a loss
of about $1000. Hall was west of Kewaunee on the River near Hathaway Park.
Kewaunee Lodge No 196 F&am in Kewaunee wi. entertained its neighbors.
Steamer Bon Ami from St. Bay arrived in port with 42 members. Steamer Arizona
from Two Rivers with 25 members. Others came in carriages and auto from
Man Lost from Canoe
The Kewaunee River claimes another victim when Leonard Novotony lost his
life in a canoe which capsized at the bend of the river opposite the Manger
1915 October 22 Adriatic
Pulled by Tug Leathem D. Smith due to rough weather coming into Kewaunee
WI. Stern crashed into ranger light on south pier. Knocked it into
Rolled over in the Chicago river. Was to take Western electric on a family
picnic to IN. Wiped out 22 families -835 lives. Mrs. John Wierer worked
there-was on boat-was saved.
Schooner James Hill
Owned by S. H. Newman of Algoma WI. Became a total wreck on Twin River
Point WI where she went ashore in dense fog. Hall built in Manitowoc
WI in 1885; 100 tons, 92 ft long and 23 ft depth.
Nine fishing boats in Kewaunee WI harbor. Fishing is good. Trout
bring $.23/lb in Chicago.
Goodrich Stmr.. Nevada
Former steamer Nevada is in Montreal Canada where final negotiations for
transfer to the Russian Govt. is complete. They received $750,000 cash.
the Nevada used to come into the port of Kewaunee WI.
Schooner J. V. Taylor
A big 2 Stacker came into Kewaunee WI. harbor. It docked at the old Duvall
Dock. She is owned by J. V. Taylor and Dean, who own Carlton store.
Shares were sold to start a shipyard in Kewaunee WI. Posts were driven
in the marsh where Kewaunee Engr is today. Money was lost as
the yards were not built-WWI ended.
Steam Barge J. C. Crouse Cleared
port of Kewaunee WI. Cargo 3,00 Bu of oats, 75 tons of hay and flour
for W. Seyk Co. of Kewaunee WI.
Dredge was brought to Kewaunee WI. It will be put into winter quarters
Ann Arbor No 5
Made a remarkable fast trip from Frankfort MI to Kewaunee WI in 4 hours
& 25 minutes, a distance of 65 miles.
Brought Govt. Tug Industry into Kewaunee WI. and will depart for Manitowoc.
Repairs to boilers at Manitowoc Boiler Works. Tug will come back to Kewaunee
Sunk in Lake Michigan off Genterville-Manitowoc County WI.
During the past 30 days it was common to see 3 or more ferries entering
or leaving Kewaunee WI. Recently, 2 ferries brought loads of poppy
seed for New York.
Ann Arbor No 4
Was unable to get into Kewaunee WI because of ice formations about a mile
from shore. Help came from Ann Arbor No 5.
Was one of the first boats on the lakes. Was sold to Canadian parties.
$65,000 to replace two harbor piers in Algoma WI. Approved by US War Dept.
Capt. Jos. Edw. Sticka
From Kewaunee WI. was transferred to Coast Guard at Ordensburg NY.
He will command US Osprey
Chaser SC412 came into port of Kewaunee WI. while enroute from Detroit
MI to Milwaukee WI. She had 22 WI Naval Reservists on board.
$30,000 was recommended for improvements for Kewaunee WI harbor.
Fred H. Besserdich
Along with Hans Hansen, Wm. Lain, Roy Hanna, and Earl Ardin from Kewaunee
WI left for Menominee MI where they will be employed for the next who months
on harbor improvement work
Ann Arbor No 4
Was wrecked night of Feb. 13, 1923 but crew was saved in an awful blinding
storm. It had 19 cars of coal and merchandise. There was no control of
the ship. It keeled over on its side. Crew climbed to upper deck and saw
south breakwater at Frankfort MI.
Master of Dredge Kewaunee of the US Eng. Dept. goes on retired list. He
has 43 yr. service with Uncle Sam.
Is to be stocked with brook trout fingerlings. George C. Fellow received
a promise of a shipment from state game and fish.
1927 July 2 Lucia A. Simpson
Pulled into Kewaunee WI. by Ann Arbor No 7. Leaked-needed caulking.
Coast Guard Boats
Boats from Kewaunee WI. and Plum Island with 8 men, left for Vicksburg
MS to work with the Red Cross in the flooded area in the Mississippi Valley.
Govt. Tug Elder
Tug and steam scow form US Army Corp. of Eng. Kewaunee WI. Repaired
south pier at Algoma WI.
Nine fish tugs running out of Kewaunee WI this Winter.
New Carferry Slip
New slip in operation.
Ann Arbor No 3
Crashed head -on into south pier. The pier was demolished. A hole
torn into the vessel and government lighthouse damaged at Kewaunee WI.
Old West Ports Steamer, inaugurated the new service of the Goodrich West
Ports Steamship Co. to Kewaunee WI., when the vessel tied up at the old
West Ports dock here. First vessel at the new Co. to dock in Kewaunee WI.
Coast Guard Station
Crew of Kewaunee WI. used to row from the station to the south pier by
Duvall's Elevator. They took people to the ferry or to visit the
station. They rowed the boat from the stern(Sculling).
Sold his interest in the Kewaunee Dock Co. to H.W.. Priebe in Kewaunee
WI. It was where the 'Port of Call" is
Ole P. Swanson
One of the officers of the Kewaunee WI Coast Guard Station was transferred
to St. Louis DE. He is placed on a Federal Revenue Vessel which tracks
down rum runners in the Atlantic ocean.
In tow of tug Marinette came into port of Kewaunee WI.. Capt. LaPlante
brought it from Manitowoc WI where it got a new boiler.
Around 100 people from Kewaunee WI and vicinity boarded the Ann Arbor Car
Ferry No 7. They enjoyed a lake excursion sponsored by the Ann Arbor Co.
Tender Hyacinth arrived in port of Kewaunee WI and towed away the old barge
Riprap which loaded the old steel lighthouse tower. It was shipped to Milwaukee
US Govt. Dept.
Crew of 26 men are given steady work at the US Govt. Dept. here at Kewaunee
WI. through the winter overhauling machinery & Equipment.
Trottman & Selner began harvesting the ice drop at East Alaska Lake.
It is better quality than the Kewaunee River and is 13 unches thick.
Fishing Sucker fishing on the Kewaunee River is in full blast. Johnny Hijek
made a record catch of over 100 fish.
US Army Corp. Engrs.
Work on repairs to the old wooden dock east of Kewaunee Grain Co Elevator
is under direction of US Corp of Engrs. Several feet of the dock
will be rebuilt below the water and capped with cement.
New Lookout Tower
Erected for the local Coast Guard Station on the north pier was hooked
up with a telephone.
Lookout Tower-US Coast Guard The new lookout tower for
the Coast Guard on the north pier is proceeding rapidly. Most of the work
is being done by the local crew.
Breakwater is approved by Washington DC at $665,000
Bosn 3rd Art Anderson
Transferred to Baileys Harbor from Kewaunee.
Air Plane Tragedy
Mrs. Charles Rennis Jr. of Traverse City MI was the lone survivor of an
airplane crash 50 miles off Frankfort MI. She was rescued by Carferry
No 7 and brought to Kewaunee WI. for medical treatment.
Lake Michigan froze over. Fish tugs in Algoma WI couldn't move.
Thirty days below Zero. Twenty Eight below coldest. Ice Breakers
Escanaba and Mackinaw opened harbor
Was adrift off of Algoma WI due to gale. Called Kewaunee Coast Guard.
Surf boat was turned back but barge out ran gale.
Kept their boilers stoked from being damages. Cold wave of 1936 Kewaunee
WI. harbor had three ferries frozen in in. Freed up in March.
1936 February 21 Lake Michigan
Capt Roland J. Martin ,Supt. of carferries for Grand Trunk reported lake
was solid for 2 weeks not 36 hours as the weather bureau reported.
In the middle of the Lake ice was 14-16 in. thick. Fields shifted and windrows
up to 10 ft high were created.
Old Goodrich steamer came into port of Kewaunee WI. Was cut down by wreckers
in Manitowoc WI. She was towed to Sturgeon Bay by Capt. Roen to be converted
into a stone barge.
Pere Marquette operated between Ludington Mich. and Kewaunee WI will be
converted into an auto ferry
Kew.. Ship Bldg. & Eng. Corp. Real employment at the offices
and yard passed the 400 mark.
Kew.. Ship Bldg. & Eng. Corp. Laid keels of two wartime
freighters being built for US. Master of Ceremonies was Horace Lamb,
Chief Engr. of the Yard. Speakers were Mayor C. L. Duvall, Atty. L. W.
Bruemmer, & C. G. Campbell. Ed Gratz spoke for the workmen.
Launched at Kew.. Shipbuilding & Eng. Corp. was F-16. Mrs. D.
B. Dana was the sponsor and Eileen Aude was guest of honor. Eileen was
first Kewaunee young lady to enlist in the WAVES.
Kew.. Shipbldg. Corp.
First contract was for 99 ft cargo vessels during 1943-45. There was contract
for 45 ft tenders. Also contracts for 176 ft cargo & transport vessels.
Kew. Engr.. Corp.
First ship was the US army F-15. Betty Bruemmer was sponsor. It was Army
blue with colored pennants. Launched amid whistles, HS Band, & large
Due to inclement weather the largest 108 ft river type barge was in the
port of Kewaunee WI. It was built in Sturgeon Bay WI.
Kew.. Shipbldg & Engr. Co. Employment
now exceeds 400. Six ships are on the way to launching.
Contract for 51 tugs for the Armed Forces has been awarded to Kew, Ship
& Eng. Corp.
More than 2 million fish were planted in Kewaunee Co. waters. Two million
pike fry in East Alaska lake, 40,000 brown trout in Scarboro, Krok, and
US Navy Wave Helen Bell 3rd Class Wave Specialist, daughter of John Paska
West Kewaunee is taking shooting lessons
Home port Kewaunee WI. US Corp. of Eng. hauled scows from England
to Normandy Beachhead WI
Of Kewaunee WI built one steel fish tug 1946. Built 900 row boats 1947,
one steel ferry 1946, built steel ferry 1947,built one wood pleasure
Boat 1946, built one pond boat 1946, Lollie Pop was cut in half and made
longer 1952, LST was cut up in 1973-74.
West Shore Mfg.
Started in Kewaunee WI in 1946. It built fiberglass boats from 1946-65.
When it was sold the name of their boats was West Shore. Dubar painted
the name in them. Lengths were 16 ft depth was 3 ft and had a 72 inch beam.
Thickness was 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch'
Kewaunee Life Saving Station Closed in 1947. Began in
RR Railroad & Steamship lines came to and end when merged with Chesapeake
& Ohio RR. Combined line was known as C&O.
Ann Arbor No 3
Oldest vessel in the Ann Arbor fleet. She observed her 50th anniversary
on Lake Michigan traffic lanes.
Coast Guard Cutter
Woodbine broke ice in North Channel to Naph Sol Terminal Pleides (oil tanker)
coming into port of Kewaunee WI. next day
1950 Dec 10 Fish Tug Sally Lou
Operated by Daubner Bros. out of Kewaunee WI. Was badly crushed against
dock by Ann Arbor No 7.
1950 Dec 10 Fish Tug Sunbeam
Operated by Drager fish Co. out of Kewaunee WI. was badly damaged during
high winds. It was crushed against dock by Ann Arbor No 7.
So severe, halted carferries across Lake Michigan. Snow from NE.
1950 Nov 21 Four Carferries
In port of Kewaunee WI.. at same time. Two ferries in slips and two ferries
in basin. Ann Arbor No 3, No 6, and No. 7 plus Pere Marquette
Sounded again at Kewaunee WI. when the Ann Arbor No 5 entered to piers.
It was first one into port after a long strike.
Corp. of Eng. Dredge
Kewaunee was towed here from Sturgeon Bay. It is going into winter
quarters here in Kewaunee WI. It had only half the work this season due
to lack of appropriations.
Kew.. Engr.. Corp.
Awarded contract to build 27 landing craft here in Kewaunee WI.
Carferries are coming into port of Kewaunee WI because of strike of licensed
officers. Ann Arbor ferries are tied up at Frankfort MI and the C&O
at Ludington MI.
Two New Tugs
Were added to the Kewaunee Fleet of the Corp. of Engrs..
Capt. Palmer Laplante
Retired in 1953. began working in 1916. Operated tug Two Rivers from 1946.
He replaced the tug Marinette.
Green Bay Water Supply
Green Bay plans to take water from Lake Michigan vis pipeline from Kewaunee
WI. at an cost 0f $55,000,000.
Algoma Boat Club
Is having it's annual racing program. It has several water boats and demonstrations
and six races for $350.
Dip Net Fishermen
Are reaping a harvest from the heaviest run of smelt since the kill-off
several years ago.
Ann Arbor # 3
Enterprise carried a is of Ann Arbor #3 fast on a shoal close to the breakwater
at Manistque MI. Tug John Rowen V released her. Carferry was forced aground
by strong winds and high seas.
Built by Kew Engr, Corp for the US Army were towed to the east coast by
Tug John V. Roen. Scows were taken as far as Buffalo NY.
A new station was built on the ferry dock in Kewaunee WI. It was on the
south side of the river. Another way was to walk 2 miles via the railroad
tracks. Before then all way-bills had to be rowed across the channel or
walk 2 miles along the RR tracks.
Fractured 3 plates in north channel due to heavy ice in Kewaunee Eng. Corp.
Oil Tanker Ed. G. Seubert Pumped 45,000
bbls of petroleum into Naph Sol Refining tank in Kewaunee WI.
Oil tanker ran aground on a rock reef 800 yards to break wall Kewaunee
1959 July Arthur K. Atkinson
Car Ferry struck concrete crib. Badly damaged at Kewaunee WI harbor
Ann Arbor No 6
Rebuilt now Arthur K. Atkinson. 365 ft longer-diesel-higher dock.
Comes into port of Kewaunee WI.
Completed wrecked all construction work on Kewaunee WI Crib. It has
previously been smashed by car ferry Atkinson
Coast Guard Cutter
Woodbine broke heavy ice in north channel port of Kewaunee WI.
Hundreds of Kewaunee people welcomed the C&O new carferry Spartan which
visited here on her trial run. She came from Sturgoen Bay WI where
she was built at Christy Yards.
1960 Oct 1 Buccaneer
Oil screw of 25 tons stranded at Kewaunee WI.
Fish Tug Buccanneer
Off Kewaunee WI collided with tanker Clark of Milwaukee WI 8 miles south
The Spartan (carferry)
Was loaded with sugar beet pulp. It had 80,000 fifty pound bags in 222
Is 8 inches below the level of last year according to Monthly Bulletin
of US Army Corp. of Eng.
In Kewaunee WI is when ice ridges begin to form on the shore of Lake Michigan.
Zero weather this December gave it a good start.
1962 December Ann Arbor Atkinson
Flagship Arthur K. Atkinson crossed Lake Mich. in a frigid gale. It had
an arctic look when it docked in Kewaunee WI.
Allan Slack, son of M&M Mansel Slack saved the life of a Green Bay
WI. man while on duty as Lifeguard at the Kewaunee Beach.
Carferries in Fog
Temperature reached 20 below and Wabash & Ann Arbor ferries were invisible
in the mist created until they get just outside the pierhead at Kewaunee
Lake Water Levels
Water levels on Lake Michigan & Huron continue to be about 2 ft below
the average long term average.
US Corp. of Engrs. Dredge Kewaunee
is completing several weeks project at Two Rivers. She will be towed to
Green Bay to begin work there.
Kewaunee Life Guard
Allan Slack, Kewaunee Life Guard, received the highest award of the American
Red Cross as a result of saving the life of a bather at the Kewaunee Beach.
Kew. Engr. Corp.
This facility burned down and was rebuilt. It was formerly Kew. Shipbldg.
& Engr. Corp., the shipbuilding company which built over 80 ships during
W.W.II. The Pueblo was built her.
1966 December US Army Corp.
Barge Slipped mooring during gale. Drifted into Lake Michigan. Wild
ride on lake before located.
1968 Jan 23 Pueblo
Built by Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Eng. Corp. Kewaunee WI. As FP344,
was launched April 6 1944. Captured by North Korea. Model in Kew.
The Kew Shipbuilding & Engr Corp Of Kewaunee WI built 80 different
vessels in W.W.II. Tugs and landing craft to 176 ft supply ships.
Shipyards began in 1941-most famous was F P344 the Pubelo, captured by
Located in Kewaunee Co. Museum is a model of the Pueblo built here and
captured by the North Koreans in the 1960's.
Car Ferry Viking
Found itself anchored to another anchor in Kewaunee WI when lifted the
anchor belonged to another car ferry.
An Algoma WI policeman lost his life by trying to save a person drowning
in Algoma Harbor On Oct. 9.
Tanker Mobile Chicago
Lake Michigan put its wintry brand on the Tanker Mobile Chicago on its
trip to Kewaunee WI. At Naph Sol Refining dock crewmen chopped away the
ice. Pilot house crew had to get out through a rear door. It was 10 below
Coast Guard Boat
Towed the yacht Trade Winds into Kewaunee WI harbor . Disabled by high
Old Quarter Boat
Sheboygan was torn up at US Army Corp. of Eng. Yard in Kewaunee WI and
hauled to dump.
American joints the hulls of the freighters Saskatoon and Alfred Krupp
at moorings in the harbor basin(north)port of Kewaunee WI.
Ann Arbor RR Co. has begun action to abandon its service across Lake Mich.,
which includes the Port of Kewaunee WI.
New Dock Space
City of Kewaunee WI built new docks during the winter of 1973. 36 its were
built of treated pine and bottoms of 8" foam. Money from Federal grant.
Barge Alfred Krupp
At peak of big storm the barge Alfred Krupp broke from its moorings in
the north harbor coming to rest against the Dredge Kewaunee and some scows.
Carferry Road Damage
Damage of carferry road estimated at $ 100,000. Looking for Federal Aid.
Has been towed to Kewaunee WI from Manitowoc to be scrapped.
Heavy Rain storm
Storm sent Kewaunee River over its banks flooding bridge approaches. Fishermans
point and the ramp parking area was also flooded.
C&O City of Saginaw
Ferry was towed past Kewaunee WI. enroute to Spain. It will be scrapped
because it was heavily damaged in a fire.
Two Casco Boys Saved
Four Eagle Scouts of Casco were instrumental in saving 2 Casco boys from
drowning in the Kewaunee River. A raft capsized. Scouts were Perry Drossart,
Randy Erickson, Jos. & Dan Majeski. Rescued were Randy Dart and
Dipper Dredge Kewaunee
Left for Duluth MN towed by tug Ludington from Kewaunee WI to the scrap
heap. Built in 1916. Had original machinery. Wood hull replaced
Replica of Santa Maria
Came into port of Algoma WI. She had sails plus a diesel engine.
From here she went down the Mississippi River where she caught on fire
and burned up.
Kew. Engr. Corp.
Built kingposts for Peterson Bldrs of Sturgeon Bay WI. They were 150 tons
each and were used to lift heavy equipment on & off boats to a boat
shipped to St. Bay by tug and barge.
Battered British cargo freighter was towed into port of Kewaunee WI to
be cut up
Brought another ship into Kewaunee WI. It is moored abreast the Photinia.
It is a cement barge brought her for winter lay-up.
There were 22 sailboats in the port of Kewaunee WI. They were in
a race cruise from Racine WI to Sturgeon Bay WI.
1980 Aug 13 Kewaunee WI.
Harbor had an unusual sight Wednesday. there was an Chinese Junk here-Dragon
Automated the Kewaunee WI. lighthouse, converting it from what was a four
Due to high winds on Lake Mich., Luedtke's tug and barge, Arthur K. Atkinson,
and Viking found shelter in the port of Kewaunee WI.
Kewaunee River Bridge
Opened to let McMullen & Pitz to take a tug and scow up river to repair
Carferry City of Milwaukee Came into port
of Kewaunee WI. She got stuck in mud and took 1 hour to free her so she
could take on freight and passengers for another trip.
Funding for Harbor Park was obtained from Federal sources. Building
of dock wall bumpers for pleasure crafts to use in tying up, landscaping
and paving paerjing lot was dons in 1982. Park overlooks Kewaunee WI Harbor
1982 Aug 2 Hains
Dredge came to Kewaunee WI to dredge harbor.
Disposal Area In Kewaunee WI. was built by Luedtke Const.... It was
started in 1981 and finished in 1982
Service to Kewaunee WI. came to a standstill with striking of railroad
Boston Whaling Boat
A 21 ft Whaler ran into the north breakwater here. It was very foggy and
visibility was zero. It was owned by Warren Swintosky of Kewaunee WI.
Tug of US Army Corp. of Engrs. left dock to rescue a barge in trouble between
piers. Barge was secured tot he south pier but rough seas & wind caused
the line to let go.
1982 March 3 Explosion at
Basin Smoke followed an explosion when an oil fuel storage tank in the
hull of the British freighter Photinia was being cut up.
1983 July 1 Mich.-WI Transportation Co.
Newly formed company will begin operations of the ferry Midland between
Ludington MI and Kewaunee WI.
Auto Loading Ramp
Was used for the first time at Kewaunee WI May 27, 1983. It was brought
here from Manitowoc WI. It worked with the ferry Midland who has an upper
deck for cars.
Bought the Midland and the Badger. The Chesapeake and Ohio RR sold them
for $1.00. The Spartan was also included.
Michigan Ferry Service
Group of investors plan to take over operation of Lake Michigan Ferry Service.
Barge Load Lost
A logging truck, loader, and logs were lost off a barge in Green Bay waters.
Company was using barge to transport logs from Chambers Island to Algoma
WI on trucks and then hauled to the Lumber Co.
1984 18 Foot Boat
US Army Corp. of Engrs.. Hired
Selvik Marie from Sturgeon Bay WI to dredge Kewaunee WI harbor. Approximately
12,000 yards of material will be removed.
Arthur K. Atkinson
Selvik tugs brought carferry Arthur K. Atkinson into port of Kewaunee WI.
It was Ann Arbor NO 6. It is docked at the Kewaunee Engr.. Corp.
New bridge across Kewaunee River was built in 1985. Old one down in 1986
Charter Boat Starship Enterprise Owner Pat Dolin had considerable
damage. Filled gas engine back fired and started blaze in Kewaunee WI.
Kew.. Engr. Corp.
Lifted a 31 ft cabin cruiser which sank in the Kewaunee WI river. It had
a hose left running which weighted the boat down. Damage on the starboard
side. Named Lucky Rose.
Cuts across Svoboda's property and exits on the highway at Toms Sport Shop.
North approach is west of Van's cheese & Water Front Bar.
New bridge over the Kewaunee River enlarged the harbor basin, making 112
slip marina, and harbor park overlooking harbor and improved boat landings.
Three crew members and Six passengers were treated after floating in 50
degree weather in Lake Mich. Their boat, Shilinda, caught fire 3 miles
north of Algoma WI. They were saved by 2 private craft. Fire put out-craft
saved. Smoke visible for 10 miles.
1986 October Lake Michigan Level's
High water of 580.65 ft eroded beaches, bluffs, flooded neighborhoods,
& destroyed shoreline homes. Damage in Kewaunee County estimated at
Bo Mar Cruises
Brought excursion boat Chippewa from Sturgeon Bay WI to port of Kewaunee
WI. It will have long one hour cruises on Lake Michigan.
Of Frankfort MI is working on the pier in Kewaunee WI harbor. It
is potting rubble to replace the old pier. Old Pier was recapped in 1920.
25,000 tons of stone is needed.
Tug of Kewaunee WI. is doing heavy work towing the large dredge Parainso
from Manitowoc WI to Detroit MI.
The barge and tug of Selvik Marine of Sturgeon Bay WI ran into the dock
behind Hamachek Machine of Kewaunee WI. Tug and barge maneuvered out of
situation & continued on its journey on Lake Mich.
Struck sixth pier at the entrance to the channel. Tug boat operator
contended that the accident was caused by the wheel wash from a near-by
car ferry. Investigation found no evidence of this.
Firm of Muskegon MI is dredging the Kewaunee WI channel. Carferry personnel
told city council water levels are making it difficult for them to enter
Passenger & vehicle traffic increased 16-19 percent during the year.
Green Bay & Western
RR of Green Bay WI. appreciative of the work done by the Kew.. Eng. Corp.
of Kewaunee WI in repairing the dock immediately damaged by there carferry
Sturgeon Bay Co. dredged Kewaunee WI harbor to 7 ft. It was for the 150
slips for pleasure boats
1990 Nov 16 Badger
Last carferry from Kewaunee WI.
1990 Dec 4 Arthur K. Atkinson
Ferry at Kewaunee WI turned around in harbor during a storm. It was
facing west before it turned facing north. It broke it's cables.
Travels up to 18 mph. She carries 500 passengers,23 RR cars, & 50 autos.
Air-conditioned, radar, radio, direction finders, ship to shore phones,
LORAN, & watertight bulkheads.
New freight office was built on North side of Harbor by the ferry slips.
It opened in 1957 and closed in 1990.
1992 Jan 14 A Fish Tug
In Kewaunee WI broke loose. Ran out of the harbor into Lake Michigan and
turned south. Ran aground at the old fireman's park.
The Corp. of Engr.
Had equipment working in the port of Kewaunee WI. Rowen Salvage Co. of
Sturgeon Bay WI did the dredging-they dredged the harbor to 21 ft.
Kew. Mfg. Co.
One of the remaining buildings of the old Kew. Mfg. Co. burned down. At
one time, it was largest industry in Kewaunee WI.
New Ahnapee River Bridge New
bridge is 77 ft long steel. It has a wooden deck and rails. Was built in
Alexandria MN and installed Feb. 17
With this bridge the Ahnapee trail between Kewaunee & Door Co. will
Arthur K. Atkinson
During height of storm a cable broke on old carferry allowing it to move
about harbor. Arrangements were made to anchor it with heavy cables.
S. S. Badger
Sustained a gash in her hull when it scrapes rocks at the bottom of the
harbor entrance at Ludington MI. It had only 40 passengers and 60
crewmen. Dense fog caused the accident. The Badger use to come into Kewaunee.
1997 June William Flaherty
Makes boats in bottles. He lives in Kewaunee WI.
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