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Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 26 Jul 1864, p. 3

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The river presented a very lively appearance this morning there being about twenty sail-crafts unloading, the principal part of them being loaded with iron ore from the upper lakes; some few of them have grain aboard. The number of steamers and propellers are much larger than they have been for several days, most of them being loaded with miscellaneous freight; they all bring large numbers of passengers, indeed the number of arrivals by the lakes has not been so large for some weeks as it is at present.

Propeller Arctic.--This propeller arrived from Buffalo yesterday.She is loaded with grain and other freight, but the lager part of her cargo is grain. She will leave for the same port this evening.

Propeller Susquehannah arrived last night from Sandusky. She is loaded with miscellaneous freight, and will depart for Buffalo this evening.

Steamer Morning Star.--The above mentioned steamer arrived this morning from Detroit, with a goodly number of passengers. They all agree in giving Capt. VIGER a good name as a perfect gentleman and able commander. She will leave this evening for the same place on her regular trip.

The Steamer Morning Start will leave this Port Thursday morning for Black River, on an Excursion for the benefit of the Bethel Church.

The Mineral Rock arrived yesterday morning from Lake Superior having left Marquette at 11 P.M., July 20th, with a cargo of iron ore and pig iron; at Marquette were the schooners Yorktown, Ellen Williams, E. Canter, F. I. Bronson, Idaho, Herald, N. Ballard, Tartar, July 21st, 3 o'clock P.M., the 21st Found bark Twilight and schooners Buckingham, Willington and Correspondent, bound down; schooners Jura and Fontanelle, bound up. July 20, 11:30 A.M., met steamer Planet at Sailors' Encampment, from Chicago, for Lake Superior. At 1 P.M. met steamer Traveler at entrance of Mud Lake, bound up; met schooner Andrew above Detroit, under sail, bound up; at Detroit found tug Seneca from Ontonagon for Detroit, to go into dry dock for repairs, and to repair the engine. The captain of the tug being afraid to trust his machinery, we kept company with him till off Forester, when his feed pumps gave out and we towed him to Detroit; 2 o'clock, the morning of the 23d, met the steamer Meteor above Presque Isle, bound up.

THE PEWABIC:-- At the meeting of the passengers, on board of the steamer Pewabic, July 23d, the following Resolution was passed:--

RESOLVED, that the Ladies and Gentlemen who have for nine days been in the enjoyment of the ceaseless attention of the officers and men of the Steamer Pewabic, cannot separate without expressing the great pleasure and satisfaction they have received during their whole trip, and would express their gratitude to Capt. McKay for his untiring effort to make the trip pleasant to all. They have found his vessel in all its appointments and arrangements, commodious, sale and home-like, and the fare has been in all respects most excellent, and a sure indication of the fidelity with which the Steward, Mr. Logan, has discharged his duties. They will never forget the special pleasure derived from their extra trip to the north shore, and the evident desire which Capt.McKay manifested to give them every opportunity of inspecting the many objects of interests which are there to be found. Every attention has been given them by the Clerk, Mr. Mack, and the all the officers, who by their gentlemanly and kind attentions, added much to the enjoyments. We met as strangers, and we part as friends, and hereby publicly expess our satisfaction with the "Pewabic" and its management, and our best wishes for the future success of its owner and officers.

Signed on behalf of 150 passengers.

JOHN M. KIEBS, Chairman.


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    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
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