The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Apr, 1873

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WESTERN TRANSPORTATION & COAL COMPANY. - This is another line of vessels controlled by Capt. Hacket and consists of eighteen steamers and barges. The propellers Superior, Colon (sic) Campbell and consorts Shawnee, Sandusky and Columbia will be engaged in the iron ore trade between Marquette, Sandusky and Cleveland. The others will be engaged in the lumber and coal trade. The following is the list:

Propeller Colon Campbell, Capt. H. C. Shormweber; Neil McNiel, Mate; James Kelly, First Engineer.

Propeller Superior (now building at Gibraltar to be ready May 20th), Capt. John McKay; A. Campau, First Mate; First Engineer Mr. Boyd.

Propeller Burlington, Capt. Eugene Rathbun; Mate Martin Rathbun; Engineer Duncan Grant.

Propeller Trader, Capt. Wm. Dermond.

Schooner Shawnee (new, to be ready April 15th), Capt. Peter Edgar; schooner Sandusky (to be ready April 15th), Capt. Tollins; schooner Columbia, Capt. John Graham; barge Emerald, Capt. Geo. Johnson; barge J. F. Warner, Capt. John Hochrath; barge John Ritchie, Capt. Chas. Cartwright; barge Colorado, Capt. Wm. Sunderland; barge Plymoth Rock, Capt. John Sunderland; barge Lilly May, Capt. David Cadotte; barge Ottawa, Capt. Wm. Wright; barges Waurecan, Icsman and two recently bought of J. L. Hurd & Co.

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At the time the article was written, the barges Warner, Ritchie and Waurecan were ashore on East Sister Island, Lake Erie, and had been so since the previous fall. All three were later rescued, but it was well into the season before they were back in regular operation.
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6 Apr, 1873
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Apr, 1873