The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
The Ice -- Arrivals
Evening Courier & Republic (Buffalo, NY), 6 May 1867, p. 3, column 2

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THE ICE -- ARRIVALS. -- The large fleet of vessels outside of this port, is still able to move, the strong S. S. W. wind which prevailed Saturday night having wedged the ice still more densely. Friday evening the schooner Ottawa, with coal from Erie, came in all right, having followed in the track of the propellor Congress, being the first sailing vessel that has entered the harbor by the upper channel this season. The schooner Geraldine, which cleared Saturday morning with 250 tons of railroad iron for Saginaw,went on a reef on the Canada shore. Her cargo was lightened off; after which she was got off with [out having?] sustained any damage and was towed back to port by the tug A. M. Ball. The schooner N. P. Goodell, bound in with lumber from Forster, also went ashore on the Canada side, but was got off without damage and was towed to this city by the J. C. Harrison. The schooner Geo. M. Waud [sic?], with lumber from Saginaw, was towed in through the lower channel, Saturday evening, by the tugs Sarah E. Bryant and O. L. Swift. The Propellor Cuyahoga, which left Tuesday, was towed back, Saturday afternoon, by tugs Parsons and Swift, without having made a mile from the piers.

Yesterday morning the schooner Saginaw, from Cleveland, with 638 tons of coal consigned to Messrs. De Forrest & Coye, was towed in by the tugs A. M. Ball and J. W. Gardiner, the schooner Wedan [sic?], with corn from Toledo to Marsh & Sternberg, by the tug J. W. parsons,and the bark British Lion, with staves from a Canadian port, by tugs Lily Clifford and P. P. Pratt -- all by the lower channel.

Saturday afternoon the tugs Sarah E. Bryant, J. W. Gardiner, J. C. Harrison, J. W. Parsons and A. M. Ball, endeavored to force the new bark J. R. Bently, which has been outside for several days, through the ice, but were unable to accomplish their object.

The tug Harrison has gone out with coal to the propeller Plymouth, ice-bound about a mile and a half outside. The tugs Bryant and Evans have gone to the assistance of the schooner Fairfield, ashore in the Emerald channel.

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The Ice -- Arrivals