The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 23, 1866

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Vessels Rebuilt in 1866
Incidents of Interest During the Season of 1866
Vessels Rebuilt in 1866.

Propeller Granite State, at Detroit, by Campbell & Owen, thorough rebuilt.
Tug Samson, at Detroit, thorough rebuild at same yard.
Barge Ocean, at Detroit, extensive repairs at same yard.
Schooner Knight Templar, new decks and other repairs at same yard.
Schooner Cortlandt, at Detroit, by J. M. Jones; new spars, and other repairs.
Schooner Miranda, at Detroit; thorough rebuild by owners.
Scow Angelique, at Detroit, by S. McDonald; thorough rebuild.
Propeller Concord, at Detroit, by J. P. Clark; thorough repairs and overhauling.
Schooner Acontias, at Detroit, by J. P. Clark; thorough rebuild and new outfit.
Propeller Montgomery, at Detroit, new covering boards and arch posts and other repairs.
Steamer Forester, at Detroit, thorough repairs and overhauling.
Steamer City of Toledo (new); upper cabins extreme length.
Brig N. M. Standart, at Milwaukee; a partial rebuild.
Schooner Three Bells, at Milwaukee; extensive repairs at a cost of $4,000.
Propeller Barber, at Milwaukee; thorough repairs at a cost of $7,000.
U. S. steamer Michigan, at Buffalo, extensive repairs, cost $30,000.
Schooner Russell Dart, at Toledo; new decks and all above new.
Propeller Ontonagon, at Chicago; thorough rebuild from water-line up.
Propeller Buckeye, at Cleveland, by J. Lafrinier; thorough rebuild.
Schooner John Thursby, at Cleveland; new decks and general repairs.
Schooner S. Burchard, at Algonac; thorough rebuild from keel upwards.
Scow Whittlesea, at Algonac; rebuilt and enlarged 50 tons.
Scow Mary and Lucy, at Algonac; rebuilt and enlarged.
Schooner G. W. Ford, at Port Huron; rebuilt and enlarged.
Schooner Preble, at Port Huron; rebuilt and enlarged.
Schooner Challenge, at Port Huron; extensive repairs.
Schooner John Weeden, at Toledo; general repairs in hull and outfit.
Schooner Gerrit Smith, at Oswego; by Goble & McFarlane; thorough rebuild.
Schooner Toledo, at Two Rivers, Lake Michigan; rebuilt and enlarged.
Schooner David Todd, at Buffalo; extensive repairs and remodeled.
Schooner L. B. Crocker, at Oswego; thorough rebuild at a cost of $11,000.
Bark Northern Light, at St. Catharine's; rebuilt, name changed to Montgomery.
Schooner Coquette, at Green Bay; thoroughly rebuilt and enlarged.
Propeller Fountain City, at Buffalo; rebuilt at a cost of $15,000.
Scow Mountain, at Fairport; rebuilt and enlarged.
Brig Fanny Gardner, at Little Sturgeon; rebuilt, enlarged, and converted in to a bark.
Bark Sovereign of the Lake, at St. Catharine's; rebuilt; name changed to Montmorenci.
Propeller Cleveland, at Cleveland; thorough repairs and overhauling.
Schooner Phalarope, at Milwaukee, extensive repairs at a cost of $7,000.
Schooner Athenian, at Cleveland, thorough rebuild by Stevens and Presley.
Tug H. P. Clinton, at Detroit; thorough rebuild and overhauling.
Steamer Huron, at Bay City; rebuilt and overhauled.
Propeller Tonawanda, at Buffalo,; thorough rebuild at a cost of $45,000.
Schooner Star of the North, at Chicago; extensive repairs.
Hull of the steamer J. P. Ward; rebuilt and converted to a vessel, same name.
Total number - 45.


March 2, navigation open to Malden; steamer Clara arrives at that port.
March 5, steamer Sea Gull commences plying on St. Clair river on this date.
March 5, steamer May Queen burned at Milwaukee after 13 years service.
April 2, navigation open to Chatham; propeller Skylark arrives from that port.
April 4, navigation open to Port Huron; steamer Reindeer arrives there from Detroit.
April 6, navigation open to Sandusky; steamer Philo Parsons arrives at that port.
April 9, navigation open to Cleveland; steamer City of Cleveland, first boat through.
April 13, navigation open between Dunkirk and Cleveland; propeller Orontes first boat up.
April 17, Welland Canal opened to navigation on this date.
April 18, navigation opened throughout the St. Lawrence river.
April 19, navigation open to Saginaw; a steamer arrives there on this date.
April 22, navigation open to Buffalo; brig Paragon departs from that port.
April 23, first gale of the season from Northeast; much damage to shipping.
April 23, ferry steamer Windsor burned at Detroit; thirty lives lost.
April 28, Straits of Mackinac open; propeller Maine first boat through bound down.
May 2, bark Sunrise passes Detroit from Chicago; first sail vessel down.
May 2, Tug Association formed at Detroit for towing vessels through the river.
May 24, schooner Erie (new) clears from Toledo for Boston, Mass., with cargo walnut.
May 26, second gale of the season from N.W.; much damage to the shipping.
June 4, schooner Ellen M. Baxter clears from Toledo for Boston, Mass., with cargo walnut.
June 13, bark Thermutis arrives Detroit from Liverpool with cargo merchandise.
June 18, terrible N. E. gale; many lives lost, and much damage to the shipping.
June 20, bark Wirralite arrives at Detroit from Liverpool with merchandise.
June 20, bark Jennie P. King wrecked at Long point; fourteen lives lost.
June 20, propeller Cleveland and bark Maria Martin collided in Detroit river; former sunk.
June 20, steamer Planet dismantled and put out of commission after eleven years service.
June 30, U. S. steamers W. P. Fessenden and Com. Perry have a trial of speed between Cleveland and Detroit; the former victor by forty-five minutes.
June 30, U. S. steamers W. P. Fessenden and John Sherman exchange names at Detroit.
July 9, schooner Saranac arrived at Detroit from Liverpool, en route to Chicago.
July 9, brig Vidar arrives at Detroit from Norway, en route to Chicago.
July 9, loss of the schooner Coquette on Lake Michigan, with four lives.
July 9, propeller City of Buffalo burned at Buffalo, after nine years service.
July 31, bark Jaques de Molay arrives at Detroit from Liverpool, with merchandise.
Aug. 12, bark Etowah arrives at Detroit from Liverpool with merchandise.
Aug. 12, wrecking vessel Ringgold arrives at Detroit from Pawgasset, Mass.
Aug. 19, schooner Saranac sails from Detroit to Liverpool with 450 tons iron ore.
Aug. 23, British gunboat Britomarte arrives at Windsor from Liverpool.
Sept. 6, iron steamer Great Western launched at Windsor.
Sept. 6, bark Jaques de Molay clears from Detroit for Liverpool with cargo copper.
Oct. 14, Capt. Jerry Saunders, pilot at St. Clair Flats drowned at the flats.
Oct. 22, N. W. gale, lasting three days; much damage done to the shipping.
Oct. 22, launch of the steamer R. N. Rice at Detroit, from Campbell and Owens yard.
Oct. 22, schooner Alma foundered on Lake Erie; six lives lost.
Oct. 22, propeller Trader explodes on Lake Huron; three persons killed.
Oct. 22, propeller Mary Stewart total wreck at Grand Haven, after eleven years service.
Nov. 23, steamship Milwaukee and propeller Lac la Belle collided in the St. Clair river; the latter a total loss, with two lives.
Nov. 24, steamer Morning Star broke her engine on Lake Erie and laid up.
Nov. 25, propeller F. W. Backus burned at Racine after twenty years service.
Nov. 24, schooner M. Ballard wrecked on Lake Ontario, nine lives lost.
Dec. 3, bark Champion passed up for Chicago; the last vessel up.
Dec. 11, ice commenced running in the Detroit river, and navigation closed.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 23, 1866