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

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STEAMER ATLANTIC RAISED. - The long looked for event of raising the wreck of the steamer Atlantic, which was sunk off Long Point, Lake Erie, by collision with the propeller Ogdensburg in 1852, by which disaster many lives were lost, has at length been virtually accomplished by the company that took in hand the undertaking. The tug W. A. Moore, which passed near the wreckers on her last trip up, reports the wreck raised near the surface and the steamers towing it under the point into shoal water. From thence it will be towed to Buffalo for further disposition A large amount of treasure was lost with this steamer, a portion of which was subsequently recovered. The Atlantic came out new in 1849, was 1,250 tons burden, and comparatively new at the time of her loss. She was built at Newport*, on the St. Clair River, and formed one of Ward's line of steamers.

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*now Marine City, Mich.
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30 Jul, 1873
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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 Jul, 1873