The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kyle Spangler (Schooner), 1 Oct 1858

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The schr. KYLE SPANGLER, which will be remembered, went ashore last fall near Sleeping Bear, and was given up as a complete wreck, has been thoroughly repaired, and is now loading with wheat in our river, and looks as good as new. Capt. Dill succeeded in raising her with his Palmer pumps, and she was towed in here last spring, and has since been undergoing repairs. Her repairs have been very thorough, and now comes out in as good condition as ever, if not better. She has had new fastening, throughout, an extra and new keelson, and whenever a piece of iron or wood could be put in to make her stronger, it has been done. Extra clamps have been put under the deck rails, and bolted through each stanchion, rendering her bulwarks unusually strong. Her cabin is new, the old one having been entirely washed away. The canvas and running rigging are also new, and with the paint and trimmings she looks as though she was just launched The cost of the repairs was about $8,000. The owners are the Corn Exchange and Mercantile Mutual Insurnace Co., of New York, represented in Buffalo by John N. Gardner. She is commanded by Capt. Alexander. - Milwaukee Sentinel, Wednesday.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 1, 1858

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Kyle Spangler (Schooner), 1 Oct 1858