The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Monday, Sept. 10, 1883

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Safe at Henderson

Late yesterday afternoon, says Saturday's Oswego Times, notice was received that a steambarge and a canal boat were anchored in Henderson Harbor, and it was at once conjectured that this was the Norman, which had not been heard from since Wednesday afternoon. This turned out to be the case, and this morning the Norman, which had been waiting for a change of wind, came into port with her tow, the canal boat C.W. Pratt. Capt. Collins, of the Norman, says that Wednesday afternoon the sea was very heavy and he took the wife and little daughter of the captain of the Pratt on board the barge. He saw the Seymour when she passed him, and about the same time sighted a headless body floating on the surface. He could make it out distinctly when it rose on the top of the swell. Shortly after, as he had a heavy deck load of ash, he made up his mind to head down the lake and make a harbor somewhere and at last reached Henderson Harbor safely, where he has been ever since. The captain said if he had thoughts there was so much anxiety about the Norman, he could have managed to get a telegram through. He did not lose a stick of his deck load and the boat is all right.

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Rick Neilson
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Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Monday, Sept. 10, 1883