The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), November 15, 1867

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IN A FIX. - The schooner Hazard, of Port Huron, yesterday got athwart the bows of the schooner Wyandotte, which lay at anchor in the stream, and there hung for some time - until she was liberated by carrying an anchor a short distance up stream, when she was hove off. There was no damage done, although it was rather an awkward dilemma to be in, and might easily have been avoided.

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The process of setting an anchor away from a vessel and then hauling on the cable to bring the vessel up to it is called kedging. The technique was often used to release a stranded vessel. Many vessels even carried a relatively light anchor, called a kedge, specifically for the purpose.
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November 15, 1867
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), November 15, 1867