The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 6 Dec.1825, page 2

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Ship Building.-- It is a singular fact, that this Territory, which contributes so much towards the business of Lake Erie, has hardly yet produced a decent vessel. Those owned in this port, have usually been built in Ohio or Pennsylvania, for persons in this town. It is difficult to account for this circumstance, when it is considered that all the materials can be furnished here at least as low as in any part of the country. Labor, however, has always been somewhat higher.

One of our merchants has just commenced the experiment, by contracting for the building of a schooner of the first class, near Mount Clemens, in Macomb county. She will be launched in the Spring.


Arrivals.--Last Tuesday, a considerable fleet of vessels arrived in our harbor from the east.--They brought the winter's stock of merchandize to the traders, and a considerable quantity of provisions to supply the emigrants. One of the schooners, the Superior, brought the new Fire Engine for this city. it was made by Jacob Smith, jr. New York, and appears to be a good one. We do not know how much it cost.


Luxuries of the Atlantic.--One of the schooners which arrived last week, brought us a quantity of Oysters in the shell. They are in good condition, very small, and are sold for six dollars a hundred. They came through the Grand Canal.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 6 Dec.1825, page 2