The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), September 5, 1867

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THE COLCHESTER LIGHT SHIP - We learn from the keeper of the above light that on various occasions this season vessels passing that locality have barely escaped serious damage, if not total shipwreck, from having misapprehended the precise situation of the light ship, and, in numerous instances, passing it on the wrong side. To avoid any hazard in the future, we are directed to request Captains to keep to the North'ard of the lightship, giving her a good birth [sic], but if, through necessity, vessels pass to the South'ard, they should invariably keep a wide opening, when any and all danger may be averted. There is very shoal water on either side of the lightship for a short distance.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), September 5, 1867