The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thur., 23 May, 1872

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PROPELLER MERCHANT SUNK. - The iron steamer Merchant, en route from Buffalo to Chicago, on reaching Bar Point, near the outlet of the Detroit River, struck an obstruction supposed to be a rock, on which at times serious disasters have occurred, causing her to go down, though not above the main deck. The Merchant is laden with merchandise for points on Lake Michigan, and of course the freight will be more or less damaged. Mr. Brown, her first officer, came to this city of assistance, but on learning that the wrecking steamer Magnet was en route to this city he returned to meet her, when the work of raising her will be immediately commenced. The disaster occurred on Monday night.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thur., 23 May, 1872