The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 2 Sep, 1858

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LOSS OF THE BARK CANADA. - We mentioned in our last issue the fact that the Canada had sprung a leak and was lying water-logged a short distance below this city. - On Sunday, Capt. Prindiville with his tug, the McQueen, made an attempt to relieve her, but was unsuccessful. - She drifted yesterday morning on to a sand-bar opposite the water works, where she became fast, and it is reported that she is broken in two amidships. If this be the case the old Canada will probably have made her last voyage. Her cargo is still safe, the deck-load being snugly stored and therefore not affected by the waves that continually break over it. The vessel is owned by E. A. Bruce, of this city, and was valued at about $6,000. She measured 660 tons and was built in 1844. - Chi. Press, Tues.


"REQUIESCAT" IN PIECES. - The bark Canada, which ends her career, a long and useful one, upon the beach north of our city, has known better days. She came out in 1844 as the "fleet and splendid steamer" Canada from the port of Chippewa, C. W., where she was built, and was for a time a crack craft on Lake Erie.

For some violation of the neutrality laws she was seized, forfeited by her Canadian owners and sold by the United States authorities, being bought by a citizen of the United States.

She ran seven years as a steamer and then was dismantled, her hull becoming the good bark Canada.

The bark has been generally a fortunate craft, and always a serviceable one. She ends her career gallantly, having made four round to Buffalo this season, and at the time of her disaster having on board the cargo of nearly half a million feet of lumber.

She has come to an honored and honorable end in coming in with her cargo, all of which will be saved, and involving in her own demise no loss of human life. - Chi. Press.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 2 Sep, 1858