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Walter H. Singer scrapbook [microfilm]

 Collection
Identifier: S2205

Scope and Contents

The Scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings pertaining to Singer’s role in the Lake Superior transportation business from 1899-1903. They include information on the efforts of the independent tugboat lines to compete with the “tug trust”, as represented by the Great Lakes Towing Company; activities of the Duluth Licensed Tugmen’s Protection Association; labor conflict between seamen’s unions and the owners of Lake Superior transportation companies; the freighting, transportation, and shipbuilding industries of Lake Superior; shipping operations of the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior Transportation Company’s excursion steamers, Bon Ami, Bon Voyage, and Mabel Bradshaw; transportation routes in the Lake Superior area; resort facilities on Isle Royale, Michigan; an investigation of an alleged fish trust controlled by A. Booth and Company; and Singer’s plans to bring about a merger of all freight and passenger boat lines of the Great Lakes.

Dates

  • 1899-1903

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Walter Singer, of Duluth, Minnesota, was a boat captain on Lake Superior during the early twentieth century. He owned a small tugboat operation, the White Line Towing Company, until it was absorbed by the Great Lakes Towing Company in about 1899. During the next few years, as head of the White Line Transportation Company, he operated excursion steamers on Lake Superior. He was also vice president and later president of the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior Transportation Company, which operated passenger and freight boats between Duluth and Chicago, Illinois.

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings pertaining to Singer’s role in the Lake Superior transportation business from 1899-1903.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

General

This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.
Title
Guide to the Walter H. Singer scrapbook [microfilm]
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526