Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 3 Nov 1882
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A Frightened Crew
Special Dispatch to the Detroit Free Press
AMHERSTBURG, November 2. -The propeller Celtic coaled here last night. She had on board 140 tons of dynamite and a quantity of nitroglycerine for the Canada Pacific Railway, which she is taking to Lake Superior. Coming up Lake Erie she encountered a terrible gale, causing her to pitch so as to throw the boxes of explosives around in too lively a way to suit those on board. The hair of some of the crew was still on end when the boat reached here. The coal-heavers breathed easier when the last pound of coal was put on.
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- The small propeller CELTIC made it to Lake Superior without mishap and lasted until sunk in a collision ten years later
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- 3 Nov 1882
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- Dave Swayze
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- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes