The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 2 Nov, 1874

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CAPTAIN DROWNED. - Messrs. Scott & Brown, of this city, received a dispatch Saturday forenoon from Mackinaw Straits announcing the arrival of the schooner Wm. Sanderson, and that Capt. John Canfield, the master, was drowned, and two of the seamen were disabled. The Sanderson was laden with lumber taken on at Alpena, and was en route to Chicago. It would appear from the dispatch that the vessel otherwise had suffered no damage, but was awaiting additional crew to proceed on her voyage. Capt. Canfield was a resident of Buffalo, where he leaves a family. His employers speak of him as a thorough and efficient navigator, and in every respect a very worthy man. A new captain, with two seamen, were expected to leave last evening by the propeller City of Concord for the vessel.

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Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 2 Nov, 1874