The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1877

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p.3 Marine Notes - The Wrecked Schooner Magellan - Captain James F. Allen, of this city, on Tuesday received instructions from the owners and underwriters of the schooner Magellan, at present lying sunk in Lake Michigan, near Manitowac, to inspect her, and report as to whether her sinking was the result of a collision or not, and also as to the possibility of raising the hull. Capt. Allen left on Wednesday last for the purpose of entering on the work, for which he is unequalled. The owners of the Magellan have a very strong opinion that she was run down by the propellor Hurd, which left the crew of the ill-fated schooner to take care of themselves, and consequently they were all drowned. The body of one man was cut in pieces, which strengthens the running down theory, by showing that the man had evidently been drawn into the wheel of the steamer and cut in pieces by its revolution. On Captain Allen's report will depend the issue of the matter.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1877