The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Advertiser (Owen Sound, ON), April 24, 1873

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Intelligence has been received of the safe arrival at the Cumberland, of Captain McGregor, Mr. J. E. Ellis, Mr. Bell and the Assistant Engineer, by whom she will be officered the coming season.

The party left Toronto about the 15th of March via Sarnia, thence across Northern Michigan to Macinac, over the ice-bound Straits to Northern Wisconsin, and on snow-shoes to Bear Lake, reaching the Cumberland on the 30th ult. The journey was attended with many hardships and dangers, and the party suffered considerably from a sever snow storm on the 26th of March, the fall being about three feet in depth. Again they were exposed to great danger by their horses breaking through the ice while crossing the Straits, and it was with great difficulty they managed to rescue the team. Mr. Stroud, the Steward on the boat, who was left in charge of her last Fall, gave them a most cordial reception. The ice surrounding the steamer was forced to be about three feet thick and it is not expected to break up until near the middle of May; but as soon as navigation opens the Cumberland will return to Collingwood to be refitted for the season's trade.

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Bill Hester
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Advertiser (Owen Sound, ON), April 24, 1873