The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Jan. 6, 1881

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Working Up a Vessel Case
The Suit of the Alpena against the Hyderbad for Salvage

Capt. John Gormley of the schooner Hyderbad of Kingston was in town yesterday getting the affidavit of Daniel Gunn, an Oswego sailor, who was aboard the Hyderbad when she collided with the schooner Ford River on lake Michigan, June 4, 1880. H. C. Benedict, who drew up the affidavit, says the substance of the sworn statements in behalf of the Hyderbad is that the vessels collided of Manitowoc; that the Hyderbad lost her head gear and head sails, but that her hull was all right; that they were about 15 miles off Manitowoc lying easy and perfectly safe, with a moderate sea running; that Capt. Gormley, the mate and three sailors went in the yawl to Manitowoc for a tug; that when they returned to the vessel the steam barge Alpena of Milwaukee had the vessel in tow; that Capt. Gormley demanded possession of his vessel from the Alpena, which the latter refused, even after Capt. Gormley offered to pay whatever expense they had incurred up to that time in picking up the Hyderbad; that the Alpena took the Hyderbad to Milwaukee and libeled her for salvage.

The Hyderbad was bound from Milwaukee to Kingston with grain and the Alpena bound to Milwaukee with barges in tow. the salvage case is the one pending. There are other allegations in the case which are serious for somebody, to the effect generally that while the Hyderbad's crew was gone for the tug, the sailors' clothes, the vessel's provisions, the captain's gold watch and $80 in gold were taken from the vessel. The gold watch and part of the provisions were returned by the Alpena, it is alleged, but nothing was heard of the money or the balance of the provisions.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Jan. 6, 1881