The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 22 Dec 1856

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The following is a list of vessels laid up at this port, with the places they are owned, so far as it was possible to ascertain them. As navigation is now closed, and the entrance to the river both above and below blocked up with ice, we believe no further departures will occur before the reopening of navigation in the spring:

Steamers - U.S. surveying steamer Search; U.S. surveying steamer (old); Mohawk, Detroit; Clifton, Chippewa (sic); Illinois, Detroit; Dart, do; Planet, do; Forester, do; Forest Queen, Port Huron; Mississippi, Detroit; Plymouth Rock, do; Western World, do; May Queen, do; Michigan, do; Buckeye State, Erie; Sam Ward, Detroit; Albion, do; Swift, do; Ruby, do; Sultana, Cleveland; Queen City, Erie; Bay City, Detroit; Lady Elgin, Chicago. Total - 24.

Steam tugs - R. R. Elliott, Detroit; A. S. Field; B. F. Bruce, Detroit; Emerald, do; Despatch, do; Swan, do; Romeo, do; United, do; Columbia, do; Franklin Moore, do; Hamilton Morton, do; Dart, do; Rescue, Buffalo; Pilot, Detroit; Lion, do; Uncle Ben; John Owen, do; Diamond, do; T. Whitney, Detroit (at Windsor.) Total - 19.

Propellers - Hercules, Detroit; Napoleon; Clifton, Detroit; Euphrates, Buffalo; Mineral Rock, Detroit; Lady of the Lake, Ogdensburgh; Young America, do; Portsmouth, Detroit; Mary Stewart, Buffalo; Cuyahoga, do; Mt. Vernon, do; Old Concord, do; Sciota, do; Amity, Chatham, (at Windsor;) Montgomery, Detroit - - (this vessel now lies between this port and Wyandotte, and may possibly be brought here before the spring.) Total - 15

Brigs - Sultan, Buffalo; Greyhound, do; Roscius, Detroit; C. P. Williams, Chicago; S. G. Walbridge, Detroit; Julia Smith, do; Cortlandt, Chicago; Freeman, Detroit; Minnesota, Chicago; one whose name we could not ascertain. Total - 10.

Schooners - Lion; B. Gelen; Trader, Port Huron; T. Y. Avery; Grand Turk, Detroit; S. G. Andrews, Rochester; Hubbard, Lexington; Avenger, Detroit; Whip, Cleveland; C. B. Blair, Chicago; Traveler, Detroit; Gen. Houston, do; Mary, Port Huron; Star, Detroit; Mark H. Sibley, Buffalo; Philena Mills, Buffalo; Correspondent, Buffalo; Atlas, Detroit; Granger, do; Banner, do; L. M. Mason; W. S. Nelson, Oswego; White Squall, Detroit; Norris; H. H. Brown, Detroit; G. W. Ford, Milwaukee; Addain, Trenton; two on the Canada side, names not ascertained. Total - 29.

Sloops - Nicholas, Detroit; Victory; Ravenna, Detroit. Total - 3.

Scows - Belle; Mitchell, Maidstone; Scud; Independence, Detroit; Ruffian, do; Gull, do; Angelique, do; N. C. Brunson, do; Sibley, do; Duncan Stewart, do; Look and See, do; Fancy, do; Guess, do; Speed, do; Wolverine, do; Enterprise, do; Tom Lewis, Grosse Ile; Frank Pierce; Buster; Hercules, Detroit; Pilot, do; Massilon, do; L. B. Goldsmith; Industry, Detroit; Red Bird, Detroit; Bertrand, Huron River; Mary Ann, Cleveland; Joe, Detroit; St. Joseph, Detroit; California, Detroit; two on this side, and two on the Canada, names not ascertained. Total - 34.


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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 22 Dec 1856