The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 30 May, 1873


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THE OLD ATLANTIC. - A statement has been going the rounds concerning the raising of the old propeller Atlantic, sunk in 1852 by collision with the propeller Ogdensburg. From one of the parties interested, the following additional particulars are gathered: She lies in 162 feet of water. With the exception of the recovery of an express safe in 1853, by the diver Harrington, nothing new concerning her situation has been elicited. But now the Western Wrecking Company, of Cleveland, have purchased the wreck, and Mr. Tiedman, a member of the wrecking company, proposes to undertake the difficult feat of raising her on the following plan: A heavy wire cable is to be placed beneath the wreck, to be connected by heavy chains to numerous pontoons, and besides there are to be 500 buoys sunk and attached to the wreck, which it is thought will be sufficient to secure the desired object of floating. The work is to be begun June 1st.


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Date of Original:
30 May, 1873
Local identifier:
GLN.3514
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 30 May, 1873