The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), June 3, 1875

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On Friday last the steamer Chicora, with 700 passengers and a large quantity of freight returned to Collingwood seriously damaged by her prolonged enforced stay in the ice in the Georgian Bay, in the unsuccessful endeavour to reach Fort William. The Francis Smith started off on Saturday with the Chicora's load passengers and all. We are also informed that so encumbered is the Bay with ice that a vessel belonging to C. Thomson, Esq., of this town, was three hours running a distance of ten miles, on the way to Midland City, whilst so cold is the weather there yet, winter clothing is still worn. Business is still dull, as the shipping trade, on which Collingwood so largely depends is being greatly injured by the Messrs. Beaty's line of steamships which run from Sarnia to Fort Williams and all the other places of call along the route. As it is evident that the Beaty vessels, by connivance of the Government, get the cream of

the trade, Collingwood is justly indignant thereat...

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Bill Hester
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), June 3, 1875