The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 29 Oct 1872, page 4

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DEATH'S DOOR - The highway leading into Green Bay, and through which a large number of steamers and vessels are continuously passing, is one of the most dangerous localities bordering on the lakes, and scarce a week passes but a disaster of greater or less magnitude is recorded to the shipping. The channel is comparatively blockaded by numerous islands identified as Grave, Poverty, Summer, Gull, Plum, Rock, and others, besides numerous shoals unseen and by many unknown. The Whale's Back is also laid down in the charts on which the loss to the shipping within a short period past has been very great, not to mention more or less of lives. On several of these islands good lights have been established, for the guidance of the mariner, though in thick and foggy weather they are of but little use. The Whale's Back lies under water, and is by far the most dangerous of all.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 29 Oct 1872, page 4