The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1852

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p.2 Schooner Merchant - It will be recollected by some of our readers, that this vessel mysteriously disappeared from Lake Superior five years ago. She left Sault Ste. Marie for L'Auce, with a valuable cargo, and about thirteen persons on board, including crew and passengers. Among the later were some agents of mining companies, having with them $5,000, belonging to different companies. Her non-arrival excited fears for her safety, and the lake was searched in every direction, but nothing of her could be found - not even a floating spar; and up to the present time her fate has remained unknown. A few days ago, while some persons were coming down the lake in a small craft, they discovered the topmasts of the long lost schooner, standing erect in the water, some 20 feet below the surface. The locality has been marked, and measures will be taken to procure the specie on board, if nothing more. [Detroit Free Press]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1852