The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Fri., 13 Dec., 1872

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VESSELS LAID UP AT PORT HURON. - The Port Huron Times of the 11th has the following list of vessel laid up at that port:

Sailing craft - A. H. Moss, Prince Alfred, Ironsides, Groton, Forest, Hunter, Cape Horn, Golden Fleece, Northwest, Mary E. Perew, Kittie, John L. Gross, Fred H. Morse, Sea Bird, Johnson (wrecker), Warrington, Gem of the Lakes, Reindeer, Christiana, Anglo Saxon, D. J. Austin, T. S. Skinner, Howwe, Moore, Czar, L. W. Perry, one unknown scow, G. C. Meisel, Lady Essex, Jamaica, Adain, Aunt Ruth, schooner-yacht Annie, scow Annie, sloop-yacht Little Nellie, Forwarder (sunk but being raised), Hattie Johnson, Hattie and W. R. Hanna.

Tugs - Kate Moffatt, Frank Moffatt, Brockway, Grace Downer (small passenger propeller), Tawas, J. H. Martin, Gladiator, C. M. Farrar, and the small harbor tugs Hattie Hoyt, John Pridgeon and Coral.

Tow barges - J. L. Ketcham, Clement, Brunette, Sylvia Morton, Sam Bolton and Plymouth Rock.

Propeller barges - W. E. Wetmore, Sanilac and the sidewheel lighter Wyoming.

Propeller City of Detroit.

Nondescript craft - The Ark.

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Parentheses are in the original. Correspondent and researcher Joe Barr sent me the following note regarding "The Ark" which appeared in the Port Huron Times of Apr 10, 1882: "Canadian authorities advertise the nondescript craft known as "KEWLEY'S ARK" for sale at Amherstburg. This marine monstrosity was built at Port Huron by one Henry Kewley, but has since been owned by Capt. Grummond. She was seized for an infringement of the Canadian wrecking laws." She was built in 1871 and was a 100 ft., 68 t. lighter, which explains why Detroit wrecking master Grummond owned her in '82. According to the *Amherstburg Echo,* she was auctioned off by Canadian customs authorities at this time, but there were no takers. I have no idea what happened to her after that, but she doesn't show up on the Canadian lists. I'd certainly like to see a photo of her.      
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Fri., 13 Dec., 1872