The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Advertiser (Owen Sound, ON), June 23, 1870

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Sault St. Marie

June 15, 1870

The propellor Arctic sailed from Collingwood on the 10th inst, carrying away with her Colonel Fielding, and officers and men of the 2nd Canadian Rifles to the number of 101; also twenty boatmen (some from Owen Sound) in charge of Captain James Andrews. The Arctic met the Rescue off Cape Commodore with the schooner Pandora in tow loaded with hay, oats and boats-six from Owen Sound and six from Collingwood The Rescue gave the Pandora in charge of the Arctic, by which vessel she was to be towed to the Sault; the Rescue then proceeded to Collingwood, and the Arctic on her voyage north Off Cape Crocker the Arctic encountered a very heavy fog, and had to heave too until it lifted, when she again proceeded but encountered more heavy weather off Cove Island. Here the Arctic left the Pandora to sail up. And proceeded to Detour Michigan to take on coal. On her arrival at Detour an extra guard was stationed on board , and none of the men were allowed to go ashore. While lying here the Pandora passed, but was soon overtaken a short way up the Detour passage, and the Sault was reached at 11 a.m. on Sunday, when the troops prepared to disembark and march across the portage.... The gunboat Prince Alfred was allotted the task of towing the Pandora, through the canal, as the Arctic refused to tow her any further...

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Bill Hester
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Advertiser (Owen Sound, ON), June 23, 1870