The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Nov, 1877

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GOING TO TOLEDO. - The steamer Ruby, which has been in the boneyard for some time, was released yesterday, and is to leave Detroit this morning for Toledo, which hereafter is to be her port of hail. The captain of the steamer Chief Justice Waite, who arrived here last night, takes the Ruby down.


STEADY LODGERS. - The following are all the crafts now remaining in the bone yard of this port: Scows Cora Belle and W. B. Sloan, tow barge Sylvia Watson, steam barge Josephine, alias Frank, and propeller Ontonagon. These crafts are all stripped and ready for a winter's residence, except the Ontonagon, which, however, has been in the yard for two years, and being essentially played out is likely to remain 200 years longer.

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The propeller ONTONAGON (US#18963) was, however, rebuilt at Clark's Drydock, adjacent to the boneyard, the following spring. She returned to service as a steambarge and was lost to fire in 1883.
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14 Nov, 1877
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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 Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Nov, 1877