The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 9, 1891

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Among the other points touched at by the steamer Greyhound on her up and down trip between here and Port Huron, is Algonac. In the river, between Algonac and the Canada shore, is Harsen's Island. Half a mile above the island is buoy set by the lighthouse department to mark the navigable depth of water. It was found that, as the Greyhound was not a deep-draft boat, she could run pretty close to the head of the island. So soundings were taken and a barrel was placed by the Star Line, owners of the boat, to mark the water she could safely use at that point. In rounding the head of the island to come into Algonac she could run close to the barrel, and it is claimed she saved at least two miles per day in doing so. The lighthouse tender Marigold on her last trip up removed this barrel, and the owners of the Greyhound are asking questions in consequence. They will once more place a barrel there, and if it is removed they will drive a spile in the mud at the point named. They say the Marigold would have no right to remove the spile, as it will be on land, and out of her jurisdiction.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 9, 1891