Clipped From Escanaba Morning Press
out of every fifteen, owing to the heavy seas that have been running dur- | ing a large part of the* time. Heavy i northwest winds have prevailed most : of the* time during the past several | weeks. However, much has been ae- j complished on the days on which ! work on the steamer could be clone. The Waldo is now a mass of ice to the* top of her funnels, which has cans ed some delay. The Turret Chief is In the same condition. The Favorite is here to coal at Pickands’ dock and to obtain a supply of provisions. She will probably return to Manitou Island tonight. No attempt was made by the tug to reach Houghton, as Portage lake is now covered with a solid sheet of lee, which could be broken up only with the greatest difficulty. The boat was I in Houghton about Christmas time, j and the ice at that time caused some j delay. There is no ice* whatever in i the open lake, and no delay of any i kind was met with on the trip from i Manitoux island.