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Ludington Daily News April 21, 1924

Michael Clutchie, who has had the contract for removing the snubbing block at the north ferry slip, announces that the block is now entirely broken to pieces and is awaiting the completion of the S. M. Seisel scow built by Lunde Boat Building Co., to clear up the stone. The broken pieces will be lifted by means of a derrick, now being installed on the scow, and loaded on the scow and towed to deep water and unloaded. This will complete what looked to many as a very difficult task.

At the request of business men and city officials of Frankfort, Mich., the Ann Arbor railroad has begun moving the Ann Arbor depot. The new depot will be on the north side of the tracks and 500 feet east of the old site.

Edward Nelson, 19, employed on Ann Arbor carferry No. 6, was drowned at Manistique Tuesday when he stumbled and fell into the water. The body was recovered 200 feet from shore after several hours of dragging.

The Blair Press May 1, 1924

Arcadia and Blair Federate to ship Carlots

Thursday Arcadia and Blair creameries made up carload of butter for the Cleveland market. Heretofore they have been shipping by local freight to Cleveland by the way of Chicago. Under the new arrangement the butter goes to Kewaunee over the Green Bay and Western and then is carried directly over Lake Michigan to the Ann Arbor Railroad. The new route promises a quicker service and a reduction in the rate of 29 ½ c per hundred. This co-operation between these two large creameries will benefit every patron. Every check issued will be just a little larger. The consolidation was made through the efforts of the Creamery operators of the Creamery operators, viz., A. C. Schultz of Arcadia and N. E. Dale of Blair.

The Toledo News-Bee Aug. 28, 1924


Council Moves To End Spat; May Take Up Rails

The controversy between North Toledoans and the Ann Arbor R. R. over the question of repairing the footbridge over the railroad tracks in Riverside Park will be settled by a Council subcommittee acting with Mayor Brough and Welfare Director Newcomer.

Council Public Improvements Committee decided on Wednesday evening that this arrangement will get the most satisfactory results. Chairman Flood appointed Councilmen Ruppel, Thompson and Hambuch on the subcommittee.

The Ann Arbor cut the bridge about a year ago, according to reports, preparatory to raising it. North Toledoans objected to a higher bridge and the railroad offered to compromise on this difficulty by donating a new span to the city.

No settlement has been made and the city recently was forced to close the span because it was considered unsafe.

The Toledo News-Bee Sept. 11, 1924


A hearing on the question of the erection of a new bridge over the Ann Arbor tracks to the boathouse at Riverside Park will be held on Sept. 24, it was decided at a meeting of the Council Public Improvement Committee on Wednesday night.

The railroad is offering to construct a steel bridge 21 feet high, but wants a grant from the city permitting the road to change the grade of its tracks at Ohio and Columbus streets along Summit st.

Officials of the railroad, members of the North End Improvement Association of the the North Toledo Business Men's Association and the Riverside Boat Club will be heard at the final meeting.

Toledo News-Bee Oct. 4, 1924



Councilman Northrup To Lead Fight On Floor

The proposed Council resolution which would give the Ann Arbor R. R. the right to raise its tracks thru Riverside Park on condition that the company donate to the city a new foot bridge over the tracks, will be vigorously protested by North Toledoans, headed by Councilman Grant Northrup, when the measure comes up for action in Council on Monday evening.

Northrup has been busy organizing his opposition since the legislation was approved by Council Railways and Telegraph committee twp weeks ago, with the result that a large lobby of North Toledo residents is expected to be in attendance at the Council session to oppose passage of the resolution.


A printed statement of the controversy between the railroad and the city, leading up to the present resolution, has been prepared by Northrup, and distributed thru-out the First and Second wards.

In the statement the councilman appeals to his followers to head off any movement which would impair the beauty of the the North Toledo park.

The Ann Arbor's offer of a new bridge is conditioned on raising the track from two to three feet at the bridge with a raise of from six to seven feet at Columbus and Ohio streets, Northrup declares.


With the new state laws requiring a clearance of 21 feet under bridges, the proposed span would be so high that it would no longer be of any practical use, Northrup contends.

The councilman also declares that the raised tracks would obstruct the view from the river from the park.