The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 12 Dec 1856

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VESSELS IN PORT [At Chicago] - The river is now frozen over with ice so thick that it is not likely it will be broken again before spring above the bridge, and we therefore present our list of vessels in port. A number of others are known to be bound for this port, and if they arrive we shall notice them as they come in. Several of those frozen in on the main river, were intending to go out again to winter in other ports on this lake, and with more moderate weather, may still do so.

The total number in port now is only ten larger than at the time the river froze over last year, which was, however, nearly two weeks later. The value of vessel property now in port cannot be less than two and a half millions, a large share of which is owned here:

Steamers. - Arctic, Cleveland and Traveler

Propellers. - C. Mears, J. Barber, Mohawk, Ogontz, Prairie State, Troy, Michigan, Montezuma, Ottowa (sic), R.H. Foss, Wisconsin.

Tugs. - A. Foster, Fred Follett, Hiram Warner, Seneca, Salvor, Ward, A.C. Gunnison, Guerdon Grant, McQueen, Kossuth, No name [sic], Wm. F. Cushing.

Barques. - America, Clayton; B.S. Sheppard, Chicago; City of Ogdensburgh; Canada, Buffalo; Clayton, Clayton; Desoto, Cleveland; Essex, Saginaw; E.C.L., Milwaukee; Fontanelle, Cleveland; Hungarian, Oswego; H.C. Winslow, Detroit; Jesse Hoyt, Buffalo; J. Sweeney, Buffalo; Indiana,

Oswego; Louisa, St. Catharines; Northern Light, Clayton; Northern Light, Fort Erie; Morgan, Chicago; Ocean Wave, Chicago; Oliver Culver, Rochester; Pacific, Forestville; S.B. Pomeroy, Cleveland; St. George, Chatham; Tuscaloosa, Buffalo.

Brigs. - Acadia, Buffalo; A. Mitchell, Milwaukee; Canopus, Buffalo; C. J. Hutchinson, Chicago; D. Smart, do; F. B. Gardner, do; Fanny Gardner, do; Geneva, do; Giddings, Buffalo; C. J. Harmon, Chicago; J. McBride, do; Lowell, do; Mary, do; Montezuma, do; Missouri; Northumberland, Coburg [sic]; Ontario, Chicago; Pilgrim, Detroit; Powhattan, Cleveland; Portland, Michigan City; Ramsey Crooks, Chicago; Robt. Burns, do; Robt Hollister, do; St. Louis, St. Joseph; Susan A. Clark, Muskegon; Venice, Buffalo.

Schooners. - Arkansas, Chicago; Albatross, do; Ann Thorine, do; Andromeda, do; Arrow, do; Arabella, do; Advance, do; Alnwick, Detroit; Augustus Handy, Cleveland; Aloha, do; Antelope, Oswego; Altair, Buffalo; Autocrat, Tonawanda; Adriatic, Clayton; Antelope, Vicksburgh; Ayr, Dalhousie; Albany, Milwaukee; Baltic, Chicago; Brilliant, Milwaukee; B. F. Wade, Ashtabula; Bay State, Buffalo; Barbarian, Oswego; Calcutta, Milwaukee; Cygnet, Algonac; Clipper City, Manitowoc; Cairo, Buffalo; Circassian, do; Contest, do; Cascade, Cleveland; Caroline Marsh, Pt. Hope; Chas. Griswold, Sandusky; Chas. Sumner, Detroit; C. C. Trowbridge, do; Convoy, do; C. Reeve, do; Col. Cook, do; Caledonia, Chicago; Champion, do; Col. Shepherd, do; Coral, do; Curlew, do; Citizen, do; Dan Marble, do; D.R. Holt, Kalamazoo; Elbe, Chicago; E.D. Gray, do; Enterprize, do; Ellen Pike, do; Eagle Wing, Clayton; Eliza Logan, Buffalo; Empire State, Oswego; Enterprise, New Buffalo; E. Cramer, Milwaukee; E. Henderson, Waukegan; Energy, Buffalo; Frances, Chicago; Forrester, Muskegon; Fisher, St. Joseph; Fox, Buffalo; Florence, do; Flying Cloud, Clayton; Fear, Detroit; Fortune; Fulton, Oswego; G.C. Drew, Chicago; Globe, do; Gold Hunter, do; Geo. F. Foster, do; Gem, do; Gem, Oswego; Geo. Steele, Oswego; C. Worthington, Buffalo; Game Cock, do; Grapeshot, do; Garden City, Cleveland; Galloon, Genesee; Hero, Chicago; H.N. Gates, do; H. Spencer, do; Home, do; Hirondelle, Cape Vincent; H. Rand, Manitou (sic); Hannah Selima, Pt. Huron; Jane Louisa, Chicago; Japan, do; John Lillie, do; J. S. Newhouse, do; J. S. Harvey, Buffalo; John Young, Hamilton; John S. Wallace, Michigan City; Josephine Dresden, do; J. E. Sutherland, St. Joseph, J. P. Kirkland, Huron; Kenosha, Chicago; Ketchum, Cleveland; Kyle Spangler, do; Kate L. Bruce, Buffalo; Kate Richmond, Toledo; Lady Jane, Chicago; Lark, do; Lizzie Throop, Grand Haven; Liberty, Racine; L. B. Shepherd, Buffalo; Monsoon, Chicago; Major Kirby, do; Maine, do; M. G. Bonesteel, Chicago; Meridian, Chicago; Muskegon, Muskegon; Millard Fillmore, Buffalo; Maple Leaf, Oswego; Magnet, Morristown; Matt Root, Fairport; Muskingum, Cleveland; Marquette, do; Midnight, do; Mt. Vernon, Detroit; Nightingale, Buffalo; New Hampshire, Chicago; Navigator, do; Norwegian, Oswego; Oriental, do; Odin, Chicago; Pioneer, do; Palmetto, do; Perma, do; Phalarope, Cleveland; Persia, Oswego; Roanoake, Chicago; Racine, do; Rainbow, do; Rapid, Buffalo; Racer, do; Robert Emmit, Buffalo; Resolution, do; Rose Dousman, Milwaukee; Republic, Clayton; Reciprocity, Detroit; Speed, Chicago; St. Lawrence, do; St. Mary's, do; Saranac, St. Joseph; Sea Star, Buffalo; San Jacinto, do; Sophia Smith, do; Surprise, Milan; St. James, Erie; St. Paul, do; Sweepstakes, Cleveland; Sioux, Ashtabula; Scotland, Oswego; S. Bates, Manitowoc; Spartan, Waukegan; Temperance, Chicago; Troy, Buffalo; Tempest, Milwaukee; Telegraph, Conneaut; Venus, do; Vincennes, Chicago; Wm. B. Castle, Cleveland; Wings of the Wind, Toledo; W. S. Malcolm, Oswego; Wm. Foster, Chicago; Warren, do; Wyoming, do; W. R. Merritt, St. Catharines.

Recapitulation. - Steamers, 3; propellers, 11; tugs, 12; barques, 24; brigs, 26; schooners,169; total, 245. - Chicago Press, 8th.

The following vessels have come in since our list of vessels in port was made up: Steamer Huron, schooners Octavia and Amelia. The schooner Galloon has gone out to Sheboygan. She was met by the Octavia near Racine going along all right. These arrivals and departures makes the number of vessels in port 247. - Chi. Press, 9th.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 12 Dec 1856