The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 2 Aug. 1825, page 2

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La Plaisance Bay Harbor.--Through the enterprise of the gentlemen composing the company incorporated for the purpose of making a harbor in La Plaisance Bay, near the mouth of the River Raisin, a pier has already been erected in seven feet water, and we learn by the last Michigan Sentinel, that the schr. Phoebe, with several families of emigrants, recently entered the harbor and landed her cargo at the pier, without meeting the least difficulty. The captain of the Phoebe, say the Sentinel "had entertained the opinion, that he should have to encounter a sand bar, and was not a little surprised to find that no such obstruction existed; but that there was seven feet water at the pier, with a gradual descent into the broad expanse of the lake." "The captain of the Phoebe has declared his belief that this hitherto unfrequented harbor is one of the best on Lake Erie."

We coincide with the editor of the Sentinel in the belief that the discovery and improvement of the harbor near the mouth of the Raisin, will confer incalculable benefits upon that district of country.


Oneida Indians.--One day last week, we were visited by four or five of our "red brethren," who were dressed after the manner of the white, with the addition, perhaps, of a belt on a band...They said they were accompanied by sixty or seventy of their tribe, and that the representations from Green Bay were of such a nature that they believed a greater part of their people would eventually emigrate. The party departed for Green Bay last Friday, in the schrs. Eclipse and Erie Packet.

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 2 Aug. 1825, page 2