The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 16 Dec 1855

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SHIPPING IN CHICAGO. - There are now two hundred and eighteen vessels in winter quarters in Chicago. This number will be increased some twenty or thirty. Supposing them to average 300 tons, actual carriage, this makes 65,400 tons.

The following is the list of vessels already laid up in the port of Chicago:

Steamers - Arctic, Cleveland, Huron, Traveler, Superior - 5.

Propellers - Dunkirk, Wisconsin, Lady of the Lake, Mayflower, Potomac, Ottowa (sic), Montezuma, Saginaw - 8.

Steam tugs - Hamilton Morton, Aaron B. Ward, Hiram Warner, Follet, Kossuth, Franklin, Archimedes - 7.

Barques - B. S. Shepard, City of Ogdensburgh, Lemuel Crawford, "E.C.L.", Fontanelle, Grace Greenwood, Illinois, E. B. Morgan, Pacific, Plymouth (Canadian), Mary Stockton, Z. Pratt, Superior (British), Sunshine, White Cloud, Henry C. Winslow, Waverly - 17.

Brigs - C. P. Blair, Courtland, Susan A. Clark, A. R. Cobb, Enterprise, Alice Grover, J. R. Giddings, Fanny B. Gardner, Hamlet, J. H. Harmon, R. Hollister, C. L. Hutchinson, Isabella, Geneva, Henry L. Lansing, Lowell, Missouri, Manhattan, Montezuma, Mohegan, Mary, Minnesota, Nucleus, Ontario, Ocean Eagle, Portland, Ramsey Crooks, Racine of Racine, Sandusky, Seneca, St. Louis, Sevastopol - 32.

Schooners - Arrow, Armada, Arabella, Andromeda, Wm. F. Allen, Autocratt (sic), Amelia, Albatross, Anna Thorine, Antelope, Abigail, Robert Bruce, Burtles, Buena Vista, J. W. Brown, E. S. J. Bemis, Baltic, Mary G. Bonesteel, Cairo, Wm. Case, Citizen, Collingwood, Cascade, Corrington, Coral, Caledonia, Calcutta, Champion, Alvin Clark, R. Campbell, Caledonia, Convoy, J. H. Drake, P. Doling, Denmark, B. F. Davy, T. Dyer, Robert Emmet, Erie, Elbe, Forrest, Frances, Geo. F. Foster, Falcon (in dry dock), Wm. G. Grant, Geneva, Gem, H.N. Gates, E. G. Grey, Golden Harvest, Augustus Handy, Charles Howard, P. Hayden, L. P. Hilliard, E. Henderson, Hero, Henrietta, Lady Jane, L. M. Jones, Honest John, Major Kirby, Lark, Little Belle, Levant, Jane Louisa, John Lillie, Mount Vernon, Matt Root, May, Mangic (sic), W. H. Merrit, Monsoon, Muskegon, D. Marble, St Mary, Meridian, Montgomery, Jas. McKay, Main, North Star, Navigator, North Star, Onward, Octavia, Oconto, Petrel, Ellen Pike, Pioneer, Palo Alto, Phalarope, Paragon, Pilot, Persian, Queen City, Racine, C. Y. Richmond, Roanoke, Rainbow, G. R. Roberts, St. Lawrence, J. W. Sargeant, Mark H. Sibley, Speed, B. Spencer, North Star of Manitowoc, Stella, Seventy Six, Julia Smith, Syracuse, E. M. Sawyer (in dry dock), Charles Sumner, Winfield Scott, Gen Taylor, Telegraph, Triumph, Lizzie Throop, Two Charlies, Tuscola, Tempest, Temperance, Twin Brother, Venus, Vincennes, Vermont, West Wind, Ellen Williams, John F. Warner, C. P. Williams, Warren, Wyoming, Wm. Wallace, Charles Walker, Wings of the Morning, G. Worthington, Yankee - 135.

Hookers - Geo. Hanson, Wm. Foster, Experiment - 3

Scows - Cornelius, Rocky Mountain, Hirondelle, Genoa, Antelope, Globe, Col. Sheppard, Sachem, Cygnet, D. R. Holt, Cornelia - 11. - Chicago Tribune, Tuesday.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 16 Dec 1855