The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 12, 1873

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p.2 The marine casualties for 1873 reported at Detroit figure up1021, of which 350 were collisions, 245 went ashore, of which 78 were total losses, 21 were burned or totally destroyed. There were 9 explosions, 50 capsized, and 21 old hulks, 20 years old and upwards, passed out of existence. The schooner Zack Chandler, en route for Chicago, is frozen in at Tawas Bay with all sails set. All steamers and vessels have arrived down except the schooner Eliza Gerlach, of which nothing is known.

p.3 A painful coincidence connected with the loss of the City of Detroit is the fact that the Water Witch, commanded by Capt. George Ryder, brother of the captain of the City of Detroit, foundered some years since off Saginaw Bay, and Capt. Pridgeon states that the despatches which he has received indicates that the brothers went down at nearly the same point. [Detroit Tribune]

The Nilsson Missing - The schr. Christina Nilsson, bound for Sarnia, grain laden, was disabled and put into Manitouwac. She repaired, and again set sail, leaving the harbour early last week, since which time she has not been heard from. [ibid]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 12, 1873