p.2 22 steamers in towing business between Lakes Erie and Huron, and 5 more part time.
-steamers St. Helen and St. Lawrence arrive from Belleville on way to Montreal to meet Prince of Wales.
Detroit, Aug. 18th
The schooner G.D. Dousman, bound to the Lakes, hauled out of the Cork, Ireland, dry dock, August 1st, after undergoing repairs. It will be recollected that she had gone in there leaking.
A large black fore and after is reported by vessels which arrived at Detroit on Friday morning, as being ashore on Point au Pelle, and when last seen, had her foresail up endeavoring to work off. The tug Oswego had steam up most of the day yesterday, with the expectation of receiving orders to go to her assistance, but up to 8 o'clock last evening, no intelligence had yet reached here.
The new schooner Chief, built at Cleveland for eastern parties, and destined for Boston with a cargo of walnut lumber, arrived here yesterday afternoon, and commenced at once taking on her cargo at the Detroit and Milwaukee dock. Her model and style of finish we think somewhat exceeds the Forest City, her predecessor. Though smaller in size, she is deserving of all that has been said of her, and speaks well for the skill and workmanship of her builders, Messrs. Laffrinier & Stevenson.
Capt. Wilson of the schooner Walrus, who recently took a cargo from Chicago to Buffalo, has absconded with the freight money, amounting to somewhat near $1,000. [Milwaukee Sentinel]
We understand that Capt. Eliphalet Stone has been appointed master, and that he took command on Monday last, overtaking and getting on board the vessel on her upward passage, in the river St. Clair.
The barque Magenta, Hopkins, from Boston, July 7th, for London, was abandoned at sea on July 23d, and the crew arrived in Liverpool early in August. She had on board 1,185 bbls flour, 4325 bags oil cake, and 3,482 gallons sperm oil. The Magenta was built at Green Bay in 1849, was 458 tons, rated A 1 1/2, and is owned by A.S. Godfrey. She sprung a leak on the 22nd, and was abandoned on the 27th; crew and officers taken off by the Roderick Dhu, which reached Liverpool on the 2d ins. She is said to be fully insured in Boston.
The Magenta was built expressly for the ocean trade, and was beautiful and in every respect a superior craft. She was worth about $20,000.
By a letter to her owner, the Cleveland Herald learns that the brig J.G. Deshler, Capt. Gale, arrived at Quebec August 13th, 46 days out from Liverpool by the Straits of Belleisle. She experienced head winds and calms all the way. A sailor, a native of Quebec, was lost overboard, off the Banks of Newfoundland.
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