The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bulletin (Collingwood, ON), August 30, 1871

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THE ALGOMA - Capt. Orr arrived from Fort William on Monday, night bringing 36 tons of copper ore from Bruce Mines, 100 pkgs. Of fish, 7 span horses, 80 cabin and 25 deck passengers. She brought 40 bbls. Silver ore from Thunder bay to Sault. On Friday she leaves again for lake Superior.

THE CHICORA- Capt. McGregor arrived from Fort William on Tuesday evening bringing 180 passengers and 25 tons of copper ore. She also brought 69 barrels of silver ore from he Islet to Sault Ste. Marie. Considerable difficulty was experienced on the account of fog and the Chicora was obliged to lay over nearly two days. She went up on Friday night.

THE MANITOBA - This splendid new steamer, for the Collingwood and Lake Superior Line, made her appearance in our harbour on Sunday morning. On her way from Thorald she was unfortunate enough to get on the rocks near the Isle of Coves. The fog was so dense that it was impossible to see ahead, and when the steamer grounded she was moving so slowly that she did not suffer any damage. She was pulled off by the Waubuno and Francis Smith. The Manitoba is a beautiful steamer, and is fitted up in a style which makes it difficult to resist taking a trip to Fort William She is 186 feet long, 28 feet beam, 47 feet over all, 11 feet hold, and carries a 300 horsepower engine, with 44 inch cylinder and 9 foot stroke. She has 47 staterooms, which are fitted up with every convenience. She has cost the Messrs Beatty about $60, 000, and we must congratulate them upon bringing to our harbour such a splendid specimen of their enterprise. Her commander is Capt. Symes, who is too well and favourably known to require any recommendation Mr. McDougall formerly of the Waubuno, is the purser. We wish for the Manitoba a long pleasant prosperous career. She left last night on her first trip to Fort William.

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Bulletin (Collingwood, ON), August 30, 1871