Maritime History of the Great Lakes
From Lake Superior
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 27 Jun 1862, p. 4, column 4
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From Lake Superior.--The steamer Illinois, Capt. Ryder, reached her dock in this city yesterday, bringing the following memorandum of news, for which we are indebted to Mr. Atwood, Clerk of the steamer: Left ontonagon the 22d inst. at 6 1/2 P.M. The propeller Gen. Taylor was at Ontonagon taking on a cargo, and would leave the following evening. The schooner Rescue was also there, having sustained damages on entering port by losing portions of her head gear. The Iron City called at the usual way ports during the night, reaching Portage Lake at 11 A.M. of the 23d. The bark W. Jones lay there at the smelting works discharging, and would leave the day following. The steamer Traveller arrived the same afternoon at 5 o'clock, bound up. The planet had arrived there with the Water Witch in tow, and there left her. Arrived at Marquette at 2 A.M. 24th. At Marquette there were five schooners and one brig loading, also sundry vessels outside bound either way. Arrived at the Sault on the evening of the same day, and came by way of Wellington Mine.--passing Detour at 9 A.m. 25th. Met Northern Light off Presque Isle. There was quite a fleet of vessels bound down off Thunder Bay. Off Port Au Barques was hailed by the tug Prindiville, Capt. Nicholson. Brought down 56 tons copper from Rockland and Minnesota Mines, 125 do. from Quincy, 170 do. copper ore from Wellington, 34 pkgs of fish and some miscellaneous freight, and 43 passengers.

The Illinois will leave Tuesday, July 1st, at 2 P.M. from Williams & Co.'s dock.

The steamer Planet arrived shortly after the Illinois, from Lake Superior, landing at Brady's dock. Her news is in the main anticipated by the arrival of the Illinois. She towed from Superior City to Portage Lake the propeller Water Witch, and there left her. The steamer Sea Bird, on her return trip will bring her down as far as Detour, and the Planet on her next return trip will tow her to this city, where she will undergo all necessary repairs. The Planet brought down comparatively little freight, and but few passengers.

She leaves again for Lake Superior on Saturday the 28th inst. at 2 P.M., from Brady's dock.

The steamer Iron City arrived at 4 o'clock P.M. Thursday. She left Ontonagon Sunday night, June 22d, Eagle Harbour and Copper Harbour. Left Marquette at 9 o'clock P.M., Tuesday. At Marquette, were the schooners New London, Exchange, nonpareil and Racer, nearly all of which were loaded and ready to leave. There were four vessels in the offing coming in, names unknown. Left the Sault at noon Wednesday. The schooners Mary B. Hall and Flight were at anchor in Waiska Bay, the schooner Wm. Raynor at the Sault, and the brig Iroquois at anchor in Mud Lake. Met the schooner Traveller at Copper Harbour, propeller Get. Taylor at Marquette, bark Jones at Portage Lake, and propeller Northern Light in Mud Lake.

The Iron City brought 250 tons of copper from the Cliff and National mines, 7 bbl. copper from the Phoenix Mine, 90 tons of pig iron, and a fair load of passengers.

She leaves here for Lake Superior on Wednesday next, July 2d, from Brady's dock, at 10 o'clock A.M.

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