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Bay Port Fish Company - GLMS 19

Introduction | Agency Sketch | Scope and Contents | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction

The papers and records of the Bay Port Fish Company and its subsidiaries, the Saginaw Bay Fish Company and the Lake Huron Fish Company provide sources of information concerning the fishing industry on the Great Lakes during the first half of the twentieth century. The collection is for particular value in documenting the activities and problems of commercial fishermen from the late depression years (from 1936) through the 1960's, including the decline of commercial fishing in Saginaw Bay, Michigan, and lake Huron in American waters. The collection includes correspondence, reports, legal documents, and financial records consisting of twenty-five linear feet of material. The entire collection spans the years 1894 to 1970, but the correspondence and financial records are complementary only for the years 1936 to 1967.

The Bay Port Fish Company papers were donated to the center for Archival Collections on 18 September 1980. The papers were received from the Bay Port Fish Company through the cooperative efforts of Forrest Williams, of the company and Dr. Richard Wright, Director of the CAC. Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public, and duplication is permitted for presentation and scholarly research. The register was prepared by Walter Font, graduate assistant, during March 1981.

Agency Sketch

The Bay Port Fish Company is located on the south shore of Saginaw Bay in Lake Huron. Saginaw Bay was one of the most productive fishing areas on the Great Lakes, ans the Port Fish Bay Company prospered along with the other in the Bay to become one of the largest commercial fisheries in Michigan. The operations of the company included producing, buying, packing salting, dressing, and selling fresh fish from the Saginaw Bay. During the company's most successful years, 1920 to 1940, it was primarily a supplier to wholesalers in the Midwest and Eastern markets wit ha large share if its catch going to the dealers in New York City. As the quality and quantity of fishing declined within Saginaw Bay due to the pollution, the parasitic sea lamprey, and the increasing regulation by the Department of Natural Resources, the fortunes of the company also declined. The company survived the difficult years after World War II and continues to operate today producing and dressing fresh fish for retail and wholesale markets.

The Bay Port Fish Company was incorporated in the state of Michigan on 2 August 1905. Little is known about the company's history before 1905. It is known that the company was established by William J. Orr, a grain dealer who also marketed salted herring. He was joined by William H. Wallace and other prominent Saginaw business men who became the major stockholders in 1905. The major stockholders during these early years were W. J. Orr, William H. Wallace, George B. Morley, and Thomas Harvey. Wallace was involved with at least three other companies: the Sebewaing Sugar Company of Sebewaing, Michigan (established in 1901, it became the Michigan Sugar Company in n1906), the Wallace Stone Company of Bay Port State Bank. George B. Morely was a director and officer of the second National bank and Trust Company in Saginaw, and Thomas Harvey's primary enterprise was the U.S. Graphite Company of Saginaw.

In August 1915 the Bay Port Fish Company was reorganized and reincorporated. The company increased its capital stock from $15,000 to $50,000 (5,000 shares at ten dollars each) and purchased the W. J. Orr Fish company and the Ballard Fish Company, both of Bay Port Michigan. In November 1915 the company increased its stock another $30,000 to purchase Little Charity Island from the indebted Beutel Fisheries Company through the people's Savings and Commercial Bank of Bay City, Michigan. After W. J. Orr sold out, the Wallaces, Thomas Harvey, and George B. Morely held the majority of stock in the company.

The company expanded from 1905 to 1920's and established several branches. The earliest seems to have been the Heisterman Island Fish Company which was discontinued in August 1915. The company's first major branch was the Saginaw Bay Fish Company, Caseville, Michigan. It was incorporated on 16 March 1910. In 1910 W. J. Orr was the principle stockholder in the Caseville branch, but after 1915 the Wallace family acquired the majority stock. The second major branch was the Lake Huron Fish Company of East Tawas, Michigan, located on the shore of Saginaw Bay. This branch was in operation prior to its incorporation on 11 February 1928. Minor branches, or fishing camps, included Point Lookout, Point Charity Fish Company, and Point Austin, Michigan. By 1940 the Bay Port Fish Company maintained only the branches at Caseville and East Tawas.

The Bay Port Fish Company's wealthy stockholders acquired shore land and Little Charity Island because of riparian rights to fishing within a mile of the shores. These rights were declared illegal in the early 1920's, and the company's land holdings became unessential to the operations of their fisheries. Later land purchases were made as real estate investments. Papers in the collection reveal that he Bay Port fish Company owned land at Oak Point, Sand Point, Point Lookout, and Little Charity Island. These properties were subdivided and sold through the years until 1949. When the fisheries in Saginaw Bay became less profitable and the rising value of the lake shore land made the company's real estate sales more profitable, the major stockholders decided to sell the fishing business but retain ownership of the land. On July 1 1949, Otto Schmidt, Henry Englehard, and Melvin Dutcher purchased the three fishing companies for $40,000, and the real estate, was deeded to the former stockholders.

The rise of the company through the1920's and 1930's was followed by a gradual decline after 1940. The decline is indicated by the decreasing number of boats operated over the years: twenty-four in 1927, twenty- one in 1941, fifteen in 1944, six in 1946, four in 1959, three in 1967, and two in 1976. In 1949 the Bay Port Fish Company sold the Saginaw Fish Company. Operations declined even further, and the Lake Huron fish Company was liquidated in 1954. During this period, and in the 1960's and 1970's, the company gradually developed their retail market and concentrated less on wholesale buyers.

The Bay Port Fish Company remained e three-man partnership until 10 February 1967 when Otto Schmidt sold his interest in the company to the two other owners. His 1800 shares were not reissued. On 2 April 1973 Melvin Dutcher also sold his interest in the company, leaving Henry Englehard the sole owner. Dutcher's 1000 shares were not reissued. Henry Englehard manage the Bay Port fish Company from the early 1950's until 1978 when he sold the business to Forrest Williams, Tod Williams, and Dennis Root.

The company currently operates two trapnet boats, the Sunflower and the Tawas, and purchases fish from independents in the Bay Port area. The company supplies fish to retail and wholesale buyers with about even distribution to each. Their catches today consist primarily of perch, catfish, and a variety of rough fish. The company' s current address is the Bay Port Fish Company, Bay Port Michigan, 48720.

Scope and Content

The Bay Port Fish Company collection spans the years of 1894 to 1970 with the bulk of the material falling within the correspondence and financial document record groups. The collection consists of correspondence, individual files, annual corporation reports, an appraisal, land contracts, deeds and abstracts, ledgers, journals, balance sheets, time books and payroll sheets, income tax returns, and its correspondence and financial records. It is unfortunate that there is no major correspondence prior to 1936 to complement the financial records dating from 1900. The entire collection has research value for studies of Great Lakes Fishing during the first half of the twentieth century because it spans two world wars, the Depression, and later documents the decline of commercial fishing on lake Huron and in Saginaw a Bay after World War II.

The correspondence includes files from the Bay Port Fish Company, 1932 to 1970, and it's two major subsidiaries, the Saginaw Bay Fish Company, 1933 to 1951, and the Lake Huron Fish Company, 1933 t o1944. The volume of the Bay Port Fish Company's correspondence is approximately twenty times greater than the volume of the two subsidiaries. Most of the correspondence is related to general business activities such as communication with equipment suppliers, fish wholesalers, and transportation companies. The correspondence of the 1930's indicate more problems of debt collection than in late years, and the company was involved in bankruptcy suits to collect some of the debts. Business review letters sent to the company's officers over the years provide a narrative of the company's business health and its steady decline afeter World War II. The Bay Port Fish Company also corresponded with Congressmen and government agencies concerning legislation and regulation affecting commercial fishing on Lake Huron. It may have bee the result of diminishing business activity and increased telephone communication that the volume of correspondence gradually diminishes after the late 1950's.

The collection contains few reports, but the Michigan Annual Corporation Report, 1910 to 1954, and a 1920 appraisal provide historical information concerning the Bay Port Fish Company. The annual reports contain information concerning the basic organization of th company covering a forty-four year period with such information as names of board members, company officers, and the amount of stock issued. Although the 1920 property appraisal covers only one year in the company's history, its detail is quite impressive. All of the company's properties are listed, described, and evaluated including land, equipment, fishing boats, buildings, and building contents.

Although the financial records are not complete for any one series, a combined use of ledgers, journals, balance sheets, and tax returns provide a good picture of the financial fluctuations growth, and decline of the Bay Port Fish Company and its subsidiaries. The ledgers and journals for the Bay Port Fish Company include the period 1903 to 1923 (Ledger Volume A, 1905 to 1908 is missing), but these records are supplemented by monthly balance sheets and year-end closing statements, January 1919 through June 1949. The financial history of the company can be determined further through the use of federal income tax returns, 1949 to 1966, and the Business Activities Tax-Annual Returns, 1953 to 1967. Similar comparisons can be made with the financial records of the Lake Huron Fish Company with combined records covering the period 1923 to 1954, and the Saginaw Bay Fish Company records covering the period 1918 to 1949, Another subsidiary company enters the picture with the ledgers, journals, and the trial balances of the Port Austin Fish Company including the years 1921 to1928. Papers and records for this company were not found in any other record group in the collection.

The financial records also include a nearly complete set of time books and payroll sheets including the years 1900 to 1970. They provide basic data with employees names, ours worked, and amounts paid. These records would be helpful in labor history research during the first half of the twentieth century. The time books cover the period 1900 to 19 48, the payroll sheets date from 31 March 1920 to October 1970. The payroll sheets after 1950 provide less information than the previous years. Time books for March 1933 to June 1934, and 1935 are missing. There also three time books from the Heisterman Island Fish Company, December 1903 to August 1915. Papers for this subsidiary company were not found in any other record group in the collection.

Series Description

CORRESPONDENCE

BAY PORT FISH COMPANY CORRESPONDENCE
1932-1970, bulk of correspondence, 1936-1970.
Yearly correspondence arranged alphabetically; chronological arrangement within each file. Includes correspondence with wholesalers and individual buyers, the company's subsidiaries, state and federal congressmen, conservation agencies, fishing equipment suppliers, land purchasers, tenants, government agencies, and the directors of the company. Subjects include fish orders and payments, bankruptcy of debtors, laws and regulations relative to the fishing industry, and lake pollution. Contains information about important events such as a destructive fire (1945) and liquidating the assets of the Saginaw Bay Fish Company. Monthly letters to company presidents often review the company's activities. The quantity of the correspondence decreases after 1955 to very thin files by 1970.

LAKE HURON FISH COMPANY CORRESPONDENCE
1933-1944.
Arranged chronologically.
Includes correspondence with fish buyers, land purchasers, government agencies covering fish orders and payments, taxation, unemployment, and regulation of the fishing industry.

SAGINAW BAY FISH COMPANY CORRESPONDENCE
1933-1951.
Arranged chronologically.
Includes correspondence with fish buyers, land purchasers, government agencies covering fish orders and payments, taxation, unemployment, and regulation of the fishing industry.

INDIVIDUAL FILES

ACCIDENT REPORTS
1940, 1945-1970
Arranged chronologically
Reports to Michigan's Department of Labor and Industry providing descriptions of accidents and injuries to employees.

ANTHONY KINCADE CASE
1918-1919
Arranged chronologically
Papers relating to a suit against Anthony Kincade brought by the Bay Port Fish Company for a debt of $3072.71

MISCELLANEOUS LISTS
May 1936-1967
Arranged chronologically
Contains lists of county taxes paid (1920-1940), fire loss and damages (January 1945), and list of gasoline and other purchases.

REPORTS

APPRAISAL
1920
Arranged by property type
Detailed appraisal of the Bay Port Fish Company, Chicago. Includes Descriptions and evaluations of land, buildings and contents, equipment and boats.

FISHERY CENSUS AND MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS
1949-1954
Arranged chronologically
Includes a discontinuation of business report for the Bay Port Fish Company, three reports to the U.S. Department of the Interior, and four census reports.

MICHIGAN ANNUAL CORPORATION REPORTS
1910-1954
Arranged chronologically
Included are reports and the returns for the Bay Port Fish Company (1911-1948), the Lake Huron Fish Company (1928-1954), and the Saginaw Bay Fish company (1919-1954). Information provided includes names of the company directors and officers, date of incorporation, stock issued and value, and assets and liabilities for determining capital stock tax.

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

BOAT LICENSES
1917-1918
Arranged chronologically
Gives boat name, length, weight, and power source. Issued by the Michigan State Game, Fish, and Forest Commission.

LAND CONTRACTS
1941-1949
No arrangement
Contracts relative to land sold in Lake Township, Huron County, Michigan, by the Saginaw Bay Fish Company. Contains some correspondence pertinent to the contracts.

MAISON AND DAFOE ISLAND DEEDS AND ABSTRACTS
1894-1909
No arrangement
Contains deeds, abstracts, and related papers such as tax receipts and correspondence. Property owners were William Orr and William Wallace.

ROBERT DAY ESTATE PAPERS
1949-1951
Arranged chronologically
Executor Henry Engelhard's correspondence and accounts.

SUMMONSES, BAY PORT FISH COMPANY
1938, July-October 1941
Arranged chronologically
Small claims cases before a justice of the peace in Huron County, Michigan. Defendants were Bay Port Fish Company employees.

TRUST AGREEMENT
16 March 1946
An agreement between Catherine C. Ballard and the Second National Bank and Trust Company of Saginaw. The bank was given the power to dispose of the property belonging to Catherine Ballard.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURNS
1928-1966
Arranged chronologically
Includes returns for the Saginaw Bay fish Company (1924-1938), the Lake Huron Fish Company (1928-1954), and the Bay Port Fish Company (1949-1966).

FISH SUPPLIER ACCOUNTS
1959, 1965, 1968
Arranged chronologically
A sampling of the statements listing fish bought by the Bay Port Fish Company, from individuals, and other fish companies.

FUEL TAX REFUND CLAIMS
1959-1970
Arranged chronologically
The forms contain information about gasoline consumption, where it was purchased, and the number of boats being used by the Bay Port Fish Company.

JOURNAL, BAY PORT FISH COMPANY
December 1903-May 1923 (Volume A, 1905-1908 missing)
Arranged Chronologically. Located at the end of inventory.
Daily record of income and expenses.

JOURNAL, LAKE HURON FISH COMPANY
August 1923-August 1954
Arranged Chronologically. Located at the end of inventory.
Monthly record of income and expenses.

JOURNAL, PORT AUSTIN FISH COMPANY
March 1, 1921-1 April 1923
Arranged chronologically. Located at end of inventory.
Daily record of income and expenses.

LEDGERS, BAY PORT FISH COMPANY
1903-1923
Arranged alphabetically. Located of inventory.
Account transactions entered alphabetically by account name. Includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, expense accounts, depreciation, operating accounts, and transferred accounts.

LEDGERS, LAKE HURON FISH COMPANY
1927-1941
Arranged alphabetically. Located at the end of the inventory.
Loose sheets in box 45. Contents same as Bay Port Fish Company ledgers.

LEDGERS, PORT AUSTIN FISH COMPANY
1921-1948
Arranged alphabetically. Located at the end of the inventory.
Contents the same as Bay Port Fish Company ledgers.

LEDGERS, SAGINAW BAY FISH COMPANY
1918-1948
Arranged alphabetically. Located in boxes 45 and 46.
Contents similar to Bay Port Fish Company ledgers.

MICHIGAN BUSINESS ACTIVITIES TAX--ANNUAL RETURN
1953-1967
Arranged chronologically
Includes information on expenditures, gross receipts, net income, property depreciation, and payroll for the Bay Port Fish Company.

PAYROLL SHEETS
March 31, 1920-30 June 1949, 1950-1970
Arranged chronologically. Located at the end of the inventory. 1950-1960 sheets in box 46 and 47.
Lists employees names, numbers, hours worked, rates, and amounts paid. The 1953-1970 sheets give only the workers name and amounts paid.

SHIPPING STATEMENTS
1930-1961
Arranged chronologically
Statements of fish shipments from the Bay Port Fish Company's facility. These include lists of shipments made for other companies and individuals. Most statements list types, pounds, and value of fish shipped.

TIME BOOKS, BAY PORT FISH COMPANY
September 1900-October 1948. (March 1933-June 1934, 1935 missing.)
Arranged chronologically
The time book list laborer's name, hours worked, and amounts paid. Monthly pay period prior to 1919, bi-weekly after 1919.

TIME BOOKS, HEISTERMAN ISLAND FISH COMPANY
December 1903-August 1915
Arranged chronologically
The monthly time books list laborer's name, hours worked, and amounts paid.

TIME BOOKS, POINT CHARITY
August 15, 1920-31 August 1936
Arranged chronologically
The bi-weekly time books list laborer's names, hours worked, and amounts paid.

TRIAL BALANCES AND CLOSING STATEMENTS, BAY PORT FISH COMPANY
June 30, 1916 May 31, 1918-30 June 1949
Arranged chronologically
Monthly balances which usually include accounts receivable, miscellaneous assets, real estate, buildings and equipment, operating accounts, current expenses, accounts payable, stock liabilities, surpluses, reserves, and revenues. The December closing statements provide more detail on assets and liabilities for the year.

TRIAL BALANCES AND CLOSING STATEMENTS, LAKE HURON FISH COMPANY
April 30, 1927-31 May 1954. (June 1949 missing.)
Arranged chronologically
Contents similar to Bay Port Fish Company trial balances.

TRIAL BALANCES AND CLOSING STATEMENTS, PORT AUSTIN FISH COMPANY
March 31, 1921-29 February 1928
Arranged chronologically
Contents similar to Bay Port Fish Company trial balances.

TRIAL BALANCES AND CLOSING STATEMENTS, SAGINAW BAY FISH COMPANY
December 31, 1919-31 December 1949
Arranged chronologically
Contents similar to Bay Port Fish Company trial balances.

Inventory

Box 1: Correspondence

Folders

  1. July 1932-January 1935
  2. 1936 (A)
  3. 1936 (B)
  4. 1936 (C)
  5. 1936 (D)
  6. 1936 (E)
  7. 1936 (F)
  8. 1936 (G)
  9. 1936 (H)
  10. 1936 (I)
  11. 1936 (J)

Box 2: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1936 (K)
  2. 1936 (L)
  3. 1936 (M)
  4. 1936 (N)
  5. 1936 (O, P)
  6. 1936 (R)
  7. 1936 (S)
  8. 1936 (S)
  9. 1936 (T, U, V)
  10. 1936 (W)
  11. 1936 (X, Y, Z)

Box 3: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1937 (A)
  2. 1937 (B)
  3. 1937 (C)
  4. 1937 (D)
  5. 1937 (E)
  6. 1937 (F)
  7. 1937 (G)
  8. 1937 (H)
  9. 1937 (I, J)
  10. 1937 (K)

Box 4: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1937 (L)
  2. 1937 (M)
  3. 1937 (N)
  4. 1937 (O, P)
  5. 1937 (R)
  6. 1937 (S)
  7. 1937 (T)
  8. 1937 (U)
  9. 1937 (V, W)
  10. 1937 (X, Y, Z)

Box 5: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1938 (A)
  2. 1938 (B)
  3. 1938 (C)
  4. 1938 (D)
  5. 1938 (E)
  6. 1938 (F)
  7. 1938 (G)
  8. 1938 (H)
  9. 1938 (I, J)
  10. 1938 (K)

Box 6: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1938 (L)
  2. 1938 (M)
  3. 1938 (N)
  4. 1938 (O, P)
  5. 1938 (R)
  6. 1938 (S)
  7. 1938 (T, U, V)
  8. 1938 (W)
  9. 1938 (X, Y, Z)

Box 7: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1939 (A)
  2. 1939 (B)
  3. 1939 (C)
  4. 1939 (D)
  5. 1939 (D)
  6. 1939 (E, F, G)
  7. 1939 (H, I)
  8. 1939 (J, K)

Box 8: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1939 (L)
  2. 1939 (M, December-June)
  3. 1939 (M, May-January)
  4. 1939 (N)
  5. 1939 (O, P)
  6. 1939 (R)
  7. 1939 (S)
  8. 1939 (T, U)
  9. 1939 (V, W)
  10. 1939 (X, Y, Z)

Box 9: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1940 (A)
  2. 1940 (B, December-June)
  3. 1940 (B, May-January)
  4. 1940 (C)
  5. 1940 (D)
  6. 1940 (E)
  7. 1940 (F, G)
  8. 1940 (H, I)
  9. 1940 (J, K)

Box 10: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1940 (L)
  2. 1940 (M)
  3. 1940 (N, O)
  4. 1940 (P, R)
  5. 1940 (S, December-July)
  6. 1940 (S, June-January)
  7. 1940 (T)
  8. 1940 (U, V)
  9. 1940 (W)
  10. 1940 (X, Y, Z)

Box 11: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1941 (A)
  2. 1941 (B, December-July)
  3. 1941 (B, June-January)
  4. 1941 (C)
  5. 1941 (D)
  6. 1941 (E, F )
  7. 1941 (G, H, I)
  8. 1941 (J, K)

Box 12: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1941 (L)
  2. 1941 (M)
  3. 1941 (N, P)
  4. 1941 (R)
  5. 1941 (S)
  6. 1941 (T, U, V)
  7. 1941 (W)
  8. 1941 (X, Y, Z)

Box 13: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1942 (A)
  2. 1942 (B)
  3. 1942 (C)
  4. 1942 (D)
  5. 1942 (E, F, G, H)
  6. 1942 (I, J, K)
  7. 1942 (L)
  8. 1942 (M)

Box 14: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1942 (N, O, P)
  2. 1942 (R)
  3. 1942 (S, June-January)
  4. 1942 (S, December-July)
  5. 1942 (T, U)
  6. 1942 (V)
  7. 1942 (W)
  8. 1942 (X, Y, Z)

Box 15: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1943 (A)
  2. 1943 (B)
  3. 1943 (C)
  4. 1943 (D)
  5. 1943 (E, F, G)
  6. 1943 (H, I)
  7. 1943 (I, J, K)
  8. 1943 (L)

Box 16: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1943 (M)
  2. 1943 (N, O)
  3. 1943 (P)
  4. 1943 (R)
  5. 1943 (S)
  6. 1943 (T)
  7. 1943 (U, V)
  8. 1943 (W, December- July)
  9. 1943 (W, June-January)
  10. 1943 (X, Y, Z)

Box 17: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1944 (A)
  2. 1944 (B)
  3. 1944 (C)
  4. 1944 (D)
  5. 1944 (E, F)
  6. 1944 (G)
  7. 1944 (H)
  8. 1944 (I, J)
  9. 1944 (K)
  10. 1944 (L)

Box 18: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1944 (M)
  2. 1944 (N, O, P)
  3. 1944 (R)
  4. 1944 (S)
  5. 1944 (T)
  6. 1944 (U, V)
  7. 1944 (W)
  8. 1944 (X, Y, Z)

Box 19: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1945 (A)
  2. 1945 (B)
  3. 1945 (C)
  4. 1945 (D)
  5. 1945 (E)
  6. 1945 (F)
  7. 1945 (G)

Box 20: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1945 (H, I)
  2. 1945 (J)
  3. 1945 (K)
  4. 1945 (L)
  5. 1945 (M)
  6. 1945 (N, O)
  7. 1945 (P)
  8. 1945 (R)

Box 21: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1945 (S, December-July)
  2. 1945 (S, June-January)
  3. 1945 (T)
  4. 1945 (U, V)
  5. 1945 (W, December-July)
  6. 1945 (W, June-January)
  7. 1945 (X, Y, Z)

Box 22: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1946 (A)
  2. 1946 (B)
  3. 1946 (C)
  4. 1946 (D)
  5. 1946 (E, F)
  6. 1946 (G)
  7. 1946 (H, I, J)
  8. 1946 (K)
  9. 1946 (L)
  10. 1946 (M, December-July)
  11. 1946 (M, June-January)

Box 23: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1946 (N, O)
  2. 1946 (P, R)
  3. 1946 (S, December-July)
  4. 1946 (S, June-January)
  5. 1946 (T)
  6. 1946 (U, V)
  7. 1946 (W)
  8. 1946 (X, Y, Z)

Box 24: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1947 (A)
  2. 1947 (B)
  3. 1947 (C)
  4. 1947 (D)
  5. 1947 (E, F)
  6. 1947 (G, H)
  7. 1947 (I, J, K)
  8. 1947 (L)
  9. 1947 (M, December-July)
  10. 1947 (M, June-January)

Box 25: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1947 (N)
  2. 1947 (P)
  3. 1947 (R)
  4. 1947 (S, December-July)
  5. 1947 (S, June-January)
  6. 1947 (T)
  7. 1947 (U, V)
  8. 1947 (W)
  9. 1947 (X, Y, Z)

Box 26: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1948 (A)
  2. 1948 (B)
  3. 1948 (C)
  4. 1948 (D, E)
  5. 1948 (F, G)
  6. 1948 (H)
  7. 1948 (I, J)
  8. 1948 (K)
  9. 1948 (L)
  10. 1948 (M)

Box 27: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1948 (N, P)
  2. 1948 (R)
  3. 1948 (S)
  4. 1948 (T)
  5. 1948 (U, V)
  6. 1948 (W)
  7. 1948 (X, Y, Z)

Box 28: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1949 (A)
  2. 1949 (B)
  3. 1949 (C)
  4. 1949 (D)
  5. 1949 (E, F, G)
  6. 1949 (H)
  7. 1949 (I, J, K)
  8. 1949 (L)

Box 29: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1949 (M)
  2. 1949 (N, O, P)
  3. 1949 (R)
  4. 1949 (S)
  5. 1949 (T)
  6. 1949 (U, V)
  7. 1949 (W)
  8. 1949 (X, Y, Z)

Box 30: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1950 (A)
  2. 1950 (B)
  3. 1950 (C)
  4. 1950 (D)
  5. 1950 (E, F, G )
  6. 1950 (H, J)
  7. 1950 (K)
  8. 1950 (L)

Box 31: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1950 (M)
  2. 1950 (N, O, P)
  3. 1950 (R)
  4. 1950 (S)
  5. 1950 (T)
  6. 1950 (U, V)
  7. 1950 (W)
  8. 1950 (X, Y, Z)

Box 32: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1951 (A)
  2. 1951 (B)
  3. 1951 (C)
  4. 1951 (D)
  5. 1951 (E, F, G)
  6. 1951 (H, J, K)
  7. 1951 (L)
  8. 1951 (M)
  9. 1951 (N, O, P)
  10. 1951 (R)
  11. 1951 (S)
  12. 1951 (T, U, V)
  13. 1951 (W)
  14. 1951 (X, Y, Z)

Box 33: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1952 (A)
  2. 1952 (B)
  3. 1952 (C, D)
  4. 1952 (E, F, G)
  5. 1952 (H, I, J)
  6. 1952 (K, L)
  7. 1952 (M)
  8. 1952 (N, O, P)
  9. 1952 (R)
  10. 1952 (S)
  11. 1952 (T, U, V)
  12. 1952 (W, Y, Z)

Box 34: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1953 (A, B)
  2. 1953 (C, D)
  3. 1953 (E, F, G, H)
  4. 1953 (I, J, K, L)
  5. 1953 (M, N)
  6. 1953 (P, R)
  7. 1953 (S, T)
  8. 1953 (U, W, X-Z)

Box 35: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1954 (A, B, C, D)
  2. 1954 (E, F, G, H)
  3. 1954 (J, K, L)
  4. 1954 (M, N, P)
  5. 1954 (R, S)
  6. 1954 (T, U, V)
  7. 1955 (A, B, C, D)
  8. 1955 (E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L)
  9. 1955 (M, N, P, R)
  10. 1955 (S, T, U, W, Y)

Box 36: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1956 (A, B, C, D)
  2. 1956 (E, F, G, H, I, J, K)
  3. 1956 (L, M, N)
  4. 1956 (N, P, R, S)
  5. 1956 (T, U, W, Z)
  6. 1957 (A, B, C, D )
  7. 1957 (E, F, G, H, J, K)
  8. 1957 (L, M)
  9. 1957 (N, P, R, S)
  10. 1957 ( T, U, W, X, Y, Z)

Box 37: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1958 (A, B, C, D, E, F)
  2. 1958 (G, H, I, J, K, L, M)
  3. 1958 (N, P, R, S)
  4. 1958 (T, U, W, Y)
  5. 1959 (A)
  6. 1959 (C, D, E, F)
  7. 1959 (G, H, J, K, L)
  8. 1959 (M, N)
  9. 1959 (P, R, S)
  10. 1959 ( T, U, W)

Box 38: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1960 (A, B, C)
  2. 1960 (D, E, F)
  3. 1960 (G, H, J, K)
  4. 1960 (L, M)
  5. 1960 (N, O, P, R)
  6. 1960 (S, T, U-Z)
  7. 1961 (A, B, C)
  8. 1961 (D, E, F, G, H, J)
  9. 1961 (K, L)
  10. 1961 (M, N)
  11. 1961 (P, R, S)
  12. 1961(T, U, W, Y, Z)

Box 39: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1962 (A, B, C, D)
  2. 1962 (E, F, G, H, I, J)
  3. 1962 (L, M)
  4. 1962 (N, P, R)
  5. 1962 (S, T, U, W, Z)
  6. 1963 (A, B, C, D)
  7. 1963 (E, F, G, H, I, J, K)
  8. 1963 (L, M, N, P, R)
  9. 1963 (S, T, U, V, W, Z)

Box 40: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1964 (A, B, C, D)
  2. 1964 (E, F, G, H)
  3. 1964 (I, J, K, M, N)
  4. 1964 (P, R, S)
  5. 1964 (T, U, W, Y, Z)
  6. 1965 (A, B, C, D, E, F)
  7. 1965 (G, H, I, J, K, L)
  8. 1965 (M, N, P, R, S, T, U, V)

Box 41: Correspondence

Folders

  1. 1966 (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K)
  2. 1966 (L, M, N)
  3. 1966 (P, R, S, T, U, W, Z)
  4. 1967 (A, B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M)
  5. 1967 (N, P, R, S, T, U, V, W, Z)
  6. 1968 (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L)
  7. 1968 (M, N, P, R, S, T, U, V, W)
  8. 1969 (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M)
  9. 1969 (N, P, R, S, T, U, V)
  10. 1970 (A, B, C, D)
  11. 1970 (F, G, H, I , J, K, L, M)
  12. 1970 (N, P, R, S, T, U, V, W)

Box 42: Correspondence

Folders

  1. Lake Huron Fish Company, 1933-1938
  2. Lake Huron Fish Company, 1939-1944
  3. Saginaw Bay Fish Company, 1933-1939
  4. Saginaw Bay Fish Company, 1940-1944
  5. Saginaw Bay Fish Company, July 1944-1946
  6. Saginaw Bay Fish Company, 1948-August 1951

Box 43

Folders

  1. Accident Reports, 1940, 1945-1970
  2. Anthony Kincade case, 1918-1919
  3. Miscellaneous lists, 1936-1967
  4. Bound Appraisal, 1920
  5. Fishery Census and Reports, 1949-1967
  6. Michigan Annual Corporation Reports Bay Port Fish Company, 1911-1926
  7. Michigan Annual Corporation Reports Bay Port Fish Company, 1927-1948
  8. Michigan Annual Corporation Reports Lake Huron Fish Company, 1928-1954
  9. Michigan Annual Corporation Reports Saginaw Bay Fish Company, 1910-1924
  10. Michigan Annual Corporation Reports Saginaw Bay Fish Company, 1925-1948
  11. Michigan Annual Corporation Reports Saginaw Bay Fish Company, 1941-1954

Box 44

Folders

  1. Boat licenses, 1917-1918
  2. Land contracts, 1941-1946
  3. Land contracts, 1946-1949
  4. Maison and Dafoe Island deeds and abstracts, 1894-1909
  5. Robert Day Estate papers, 1949-1951
  6. Summonses, Bay Port Fish Co., 1938, July-October 1941
  7. Trustee Agreement, 16 March 1946
  8. Federal Income Tax Returns, Bay Port Fish Co., 1949-1955
  9. Federal Income Tax Returns, Bay Port Fish Co., 1956-1966
  10. Federal Income Tax Returns, Lake Huron Fish Co., 1928-1940
  11. Federal Income Tax Returns, Lake Huron Fish Co., 1949-1966

Box 45

Folders

  1. Federal Income Tax Returns, Saginaw Bay Fish Co., 1924-1938
  2. Federal Income Tax Returns, Saginaw Bay Fish Co., 1939-1949
  3. Fish supplier accounts, 1959, 1965
  4. Fuel Tax Refund claims, March 1959-July 1970
  5. Ledger sheets, Lake Huron Fish Co., 1927-1941
  6. Ledger sheets, Saginaw Bay Fish Co., 1918-1923

Box 46

Folders

  1. Ledger sheets, Saginaw Bay Fish Co., 1918-1948
  2. Business Activities Return, 1953-1957
  3. Payroll sheets, Bay Port Fish Co., September 1950 - December 1953
  4. Payroll sheets, Bay Port Fish Co., January 1954 - December 1957

Box 47

Folders

  1. Payroll sheets, Bay Port Fish Co., January 1958 - November 1962
  2. Payroll sheets, Bay Port Fish Co., February 1963 - December 1967
  3. Payroll sheets, Bay Port Fish Co., March 1968 - October 1970
  4. Shipping statements, 1936-1940
  5. Shipping statements, 1941-1945
  6. Shipping statements, 1946-1950
  7. Shipping statements, 1951-1963

Box 48: Time Books - Bay Port Fish Company

Volumes

  1. January 1913 - July 1918
  2. August 1918 - December 1918
  3. August 15, 1918 - August 15, 1919
  4. August 31, 1919 - September 30, 1920
  5. October 15, 1920 - May 15, 1922
  6. April 1920 - July 31, 1924 (Wm. Kohr)
  7. May 31, 1922 - November 30, 1923
  8. December 15, 1923 - June 15, 1925
  9. June 30 1925 - September 15, 1926
  10. September 30, 1926 - December 31, 1927
  11. January 15, 1928 - January 31 ,1929
  12. January 31, 1929 - April 15, 1930

Box 49: Time Books - Bay Port Fish Company

Volumes

  1. January 31, 1929 - April 15, 1930
  2. April 30, 1930 - July 30, 1931
  3. August 15, 1931 - February 29, 1932
  4. December 30, 1932 - February 15, 1933
  5. June 15, 1934 - December 31, 1934
  6. January 15, 1936 - January 31, 1936
  7. June 1937 - October 1938
  8. November 1940 - September 1941
  9. September 1941 - May 1942
  10. June 1942 - March 1943
  11. March 1944 - February 1945
  12. December 1945 - October 1946
  13. October 1946 - November 1947
  14. November 1947 - October 1948
  15. January 1947
  16. August 15, 1920 - May 31, 1924 (Point Charity)
  17. June 15, 1924 - June 30, 1924 (Point Charity)
  18. July 15, 1928 - August 15, 1932 (Point Charity)
  19. August 8, 1932 - August 31, 1936 (Point Charity)

Box 50: Time Books - Heisterman Island Fish Company

Volumes

  1. September 1900 - December 1908
  2. December 1903 - July 1909
  3. January 1909 - January 1913
  4. July 1909 - March 1913
  5. January 1913 - August 1915

Box 51: Trial Balances and Closing Statements, Bay Port Fish Company

Folders

  1. June 30, 1916 - May 1918 - December 1920
  2. January 1921 - December 1923
  3. January 1924 - December 1926
  4. January 1927 - December 1929
  5. January 1930 - December 1932

Box 52: Trial Balances and Closing Statements, Bay Port Fish Company

Folders

  1. January 1933 - December 1935
  2. January 1936 - December 1938
  3. January 1939 - December 1942
  4. January 1943 - December 1946
  5. January 1947 - June 1949

Box 53: Trial Balances and Closing Statements, Lake Huron Fishing Company

Folders

  1. April 1927 - December 1929
  2. January 1930 - December 1932
  3. January 1933 - December 1935
  4. January 1936 - December 1938

Box 54: Trial Balances and Closing Statements, Lake Huron Fish Company

Folders

  1. January 1939 - December 1941
  2. January 1942 - December 1944
  3. January 1945 - December 1948
  4. January 1949 - December 1951
  5. January 1952 - May 1954

Box 55: Trial Balances and Closing Statements

Folders

  1. Port Austin Fish Company, March 1921 - December 1924
  2. Port Austin Fish Company, January 1925 - February 1928
  3. Saginaw Bay Fish Company, January 1936 - December 1939
  4. Saginaw Bay Fish Company, January 1940 - December 1944
  5. Saginaw Bay Fish Company, January 1945 - December 1949

Box 56: Trial Balances and Closing Statements, Saginaw Bay Fish Company

Folders

  1. January 1919 - December 1921
  2. January 1922 - December 1924
  3. January 1925 - December 1928
  4. January 1929 - December 1931
  5. January 1932 - December 1935

Bound Volumes

  1. Journal C, Bay Port Fish Company, December 1903 - July 1905
  2. Journal B, Bay Port Fish Company, September 1908 - March 1911
  3. Journal C, Bay Port Fish Company, March 1911 - September 1912
  4. Journal D, Bay Port Fish Company, September 1912 - September 1914
  5. Journal E, Bay Port Fish Company, September 1914 - August 1915
  6. Journal F, Bay Port Fish Company, August 1915 - September 1916
  7. Journal G, Bay Port Fish Company, September 1916 - February 1918
  8. Journal H, Bay Port Fish Company, February 1918 - July 1920
  9. Journal, Bay Port Fish Company, July 1920 - May 1923
  10. Journal, Lake Huron Fish Company, August 1923 - September 1927
  11. Journal, Port Austin Fish Company, March 1921 - April 1923
  12. Ledger D, Bay Pert Fish Company, 1903 - 1905
  13. Ledger A, Bay Port Fish Company, 1905 - 1910
  14. Ledger B, Bay Port Fish Company, 1910 - 1913
  15. Ledger C, Bay Port Fish Company, 1913 - 1915
  16. Ledger, Bay Port Fish Company, 1915 - 1923
  17. Ledger, Bay Port Fish Company, 1915 - 1923
  18. Ledger, Lake Huron Fish Company, 1927 - 1941
  19. Ledger, Port Austin Fish Company, 1921 - 1928

Wrapped Sheets

  1. Payroll Sheets, March 1920 - December 1930
  2. Payroll Sheets, January 1931 - December 1939
  3. Payroll Sheets, January 1940 - June 1949

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