The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 29 Oct, 1875

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THE PROPELLER MERCHANT. - Capt. Joseph Nicholson, of Detroit, and Capt. D. W. Robinson, Capt. George Berryman, Capt. Ben Hammond and Capt. John McKenna, of Buffalo, have been to the scene of the wreck of the propeller Merchant to ascertain what could be done toward raising her. They are working in the interest of the underwriters, and $10,000 - an assessment of 10 per cent on her insurance - has been placed in their hands to prosecute the work, which, it is believed, is more than sufficient for raising the vessel. The plans submitted by Capt. Robinson for raising the propeller were approved, and he was authorized to proceed with the work. It is proposed to raise the vessel by means of trusses and pontoons, and the greatest amount of the work can be done in ordinary weather. After the necessary preparations have been made it is expected that the vessel can be raised from her present position and brought into port inside of twenty-four hours of good weather. Capt. Robinson will commence operations at once. The Chicago Bridge Company will furnish the trusses and the Coast Wrecking Company will provide the pontoons.

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Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 29 Oct, 1875