The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Pewabic (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1916


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PEWABIC'S CARGO SOUGHT BY WOMAN.
      Mrs. Goodman Will Back Expedition To Explore Treasure.
      Alpena, Mich., June 28. - Mrs. Margaret C. Goodman of Toledo, O., has arrived in Alpena, and will at once make preliminary arrangements for salvaging the cargo of copper of the steamer PEWABIC, which lies on the bottom of Lake Huron, six and a half miles southwest of Thunder Bay Island light. The cargo is valued at $115,000.
      For half a century wreckers and others have, at various times, made an effort to recover the copper cargo lost, with thirty lives, when the steamer PEWABIC was sunk in collision with the steamer METEOR, off Thunder Bay Light, August 9, 1865. All efforts have so far proved ineffective, owing to the depth of water over the wreck and the changeability of weather conditions. One of the most recent attempts to recover the PEWABIC's cargo was made about seven years ago by a Chicagoian, who constructed a number of enormous steel cylinders to be used as pontoons in the undertalking. His efforts failed and several of the cylinders are reported still lying on the Lake Huron shore, gradually rusting away.
      It is understood that the plan of Mrs. Margaret C. Goodman of Toledo does not contemplate recovery of the sunken vessel, but mearly the salvaging of the cargo by the aid of a recently constructed diving equipment.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 30, 1916
     
     
     


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salvage attempt
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1916
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McN.E.4862
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Pewabic (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1916