The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 3 Dec, 1874

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MAKING INQUIRIES. - Messrs. Scott & Brown, owners of the schooner W. Sanderson, which is still missing, are making diligent inquiries and collecting all the information possible as to her whereabouts. It is their purpose to obtain the deposition of vessel masters who may have seen the Sanderson and or after her departure from Chicago. Among others thus far heard from is the statement of the captain of the schooner Guiding Star, who is positive he saw the Sanderson come to at Cheboygan, and in this he claims he cannot be mistaken. The Sanderson had her name painted on her quarter in very large letters, which were plainly discernable at a distance of three-quarters of a mile. If these statements are correct it is plainly the fact that if loss the vessel foundered in Lake Huron and all hands doubtless perished. The Sanderson was full canal size, 385 tons burden and a good sailer. Capt. Brown, her master, was a man of ripe experience and a thorough, practical sailor.

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Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 3 Dec, 1874