The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
General Taylor (Propeller), 6 Dec 1861

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The prop. GEN. TAYLOR, Capt. George McKay, arrived at this port Wednesday afternoon. She brings 200 tons of copper for Minnesota Mining Co.; 10 1/2 tons of copper for Central Mining Co.; 33 tons of copper for the National Mining Co.; 1 barrel of copper for the Evergreen Bluff Mining Co.; 67 tons of pig iron; 100 bu. potatoes; 100 green hides and about 10 tons sundries.
      The following is the log for the trip: Left Ontonagon on the 21st. with the Minnesota and National copper, being the largest shipment of copper ever from the Upper Peninsula; had a very rough passage; detained 4 days in Copper Harbor in a heavy south-eastern snow, falling to the depth of 2 ft.; made Grand Island in a heavy gale from the northwest, accompanied with snow; left there the 28th.; lay to 24 hours between Parisiene and Sand River in a snow storm; left Detour the 1st of December; passed large quantities of lumber between Detour and Presque Isle, supposed to be some unfortunate vessel,s deck load; saw an unknown propeller going into Presque Isle.
      Detroit Free Press
      December 6, 1861

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General Taylor (Propeller), 6 Dec 1861