The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1861

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p.3 Forest Queen arrived from Saginaw. [Detroit Tribune 26th]

-Ice out of Grand Traverse Bay - reported by brig Algomah. [Chicago Times 26th]

-Wrecking - The immense number of disasters that have occurred thus far this season in the vicinity of this port shows the importance of having a good wrecking tug stationed here. Such an institution is the tug Oswego, under her able commander, Capt. Kimball. The captain, from his long experience in the business, is recognized as one of the best workers on the lakes. The Oswego has been thoroughly overhauled, and such alterations made in her boilers and machinery as will add greatly to her efficiency. [Detroit Advertiser]

-First Sail Vessel From the Upper Lakes - schooner Courtwright from Milwaukee. [Buffalo Commercial Advertiser 29th]

-Vessels Ashore - in Straits of Mackinaw. [ibid]

-schooners Dane and G.D. Dousman arrived at Milwaukee. [Oswego Times]

-steamer George Moffat sunk in Long Sault Rapids.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1861