Shelldrake Lumber Dock around 1917
Shelldrake Bartlett Lumber 1910 after the fire
The vessel "Toltec" was built by David Lester (J.H. Ihnken, Master Carpenter) at Marine City, MI in 1889.
First enrollment issued at Port Huron, MI on July 8, 1889. Rig changed to propeller at Port Huron, MI on April 16, 1890.
While bound on voyage from Montreal, Quebec for Buffalo, NY, fire was discovered in the engine room on September 4, 1919. Vessel beached three miles below Prescott, Ontario on the St. Lawrence River, and burned to a total loss. Crew was rescued by Canadian Government steamer "Alert".
Shown here pulling out of the Lumber Docks of Shelldrake.
Houses & Warehouse
W. of Shelldrake, MI (circa 1923).
Picture taken on top of mill smoke stack
Paul Petosky-Postmarks From The Past