The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Inter-Ocean (Chicago, IL), 30 Sep 1871, p. 3, column 3
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The bark Waverly is reported ashore at Cleveland, and breaking up.

Capt. W. O. Harrison, commander of the schooner C. H. Hurd, recently lost on Lake Michigan, desires us to state that his heart is full of gratitude to the inhabitants of the Manitous for the kind attentions shown to himself and the remains of his lost companion and wife, all of whom will be ever held in grateful remembrance. To Mrs. Sheridan, Mr. Burton, Mr. Williams, and Mr. Sheridan, the light keeper on the South Manitou, his thanks are especially due; and to the family of Capt. Pickard, on the North Manitou, by whom he was rescued from the beach, he extends his heartfelt wishes; also to all others the names of whom he does not now remember.

The outfit of the schooner Transport has been saved, while the vessel has become a total wreck. She came out in 1858, and was first owned by Walter Joy, Esq., of Buffalo, and was built at that port by F. N. Jones, in 1858. during this time she has met with several disasters, and at one time was totally dismasted on Lake Superior.

The Two Fannies was in port yesterday.

The schooner Fred A. Morse lost her centreboard on Lake Huron, and is receiving a new one at Port Huron.

The propeller Maine broke her main pillar-block on the way down the lakes. A new casting was supplied at Port Huron.

The scow Highland Chief is not ashore at Marblehead, as at first reported, but sunk in deep water near that point. She will prove a total loss.

The bark Advance, grain laden, lost her foreyard near the Manitous.

The bark Parana was damaged by collision at Milwaukee yesterday.

The propeller Favourite, which broke one of her engines in North Bay, a few days since, has been towed to Menomonee for repairs.

The Detroit Tribune of Thursday says:"The schooner F. B. Gardner, from Chicago, with grain which passed down last evening, had her main gaftopsail blown to pieces by the recent gale. The schooner Corsair passed down this afternoon with her small boat broken up by the storm."

The Toledo Blade of Thursday says: "Messrs E. R. Williams & Co. of this city, received a dispatch last evening, stating that the barge Robin, with a cargo of 13,000 bushels of corn shipped by then, had gone ashore near Edwardsburg, on the St. Lawrence. This cargo was taken from this port to Kingston by the schooner Garibaldi, having been transferred at the latter port. The Robin was leaking badly, and the cargo will probably receive considerable damage. It was insured, we understand, in Toledo companies."

In the Buffalo Commercial of Wednesday we find the following: "The schooner Cooper lost most of her canvas last Monday night on Lake Erie. She collided with some unknown schooner, but reached this port in safely. The bark Red, White and Blue collided with the schooner Angus Smith, in the creek, last night. The bark lost her jib boom. The propeller Thomas A. Scott sprung her arches on her last downward trip. She is now in the Union dry-dock, undergoing the necessary repairs."

Special Telegram to the Chicago Republican


All rumours of the loss of the propeller Ontonagon are unfounded. She has been detained here for several days by heavy weather.

PORT HOPE, Sept. 27.--A white propeller barge, name unknown, in sight of this place, has lost three of her tow barges. She still has one in tow, waterlogged. Two of the barges adrift are waterlogged; the other is not. The propeller Phil Sheridan, steam barge Arizona, and scow Morning Lark are lying here. Wind blowing hard from the north-west, and a heavy sea outside.

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