Got Down To The Sault
Three Schooners That Were Bound for the
Coast, Now Want to Get Back to the Lake. -
A Wrecked Enterprise
Capt. Landgraff, commander of the schooners of the Atlantic transportation fleet, which passed down the St. Lawrence last fall, has been here negotiating with a few to having three schooners now at Dickinson's Landing, the Sage, Shawnee and Foster, towed to this port.
If successful, Capt. Landgraff will endeavor to have the vessels returned to the lakes. Of the large fleet of lake carriers chartered for the coal trade along the Atlantic coast but few reached their destination. Misfortune pursued the company, and owing to their inability to have vessels on the coast at a stated time, the promoters made an assignment an abandoned the project.
Several of the vessels of the fleet were wrecked by the autumn gales which prevailed along the cost. Many of them which passed down the St.Lawrence did not reach the coast, but wintered at ports along the river below Montreal, and it is the opinion of marine men that these will ultimately find their way back to their former place in the lake carriers service.