The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 23 Aug, 1874

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IMPORTANT WRECKING OPERATIONS. - The Lake Michigan Wrecking Company, who, within the past few years, have performed several important feats in wrecking operations, have recently with their vessel, the Active, accomplished another undertaking which surpasses all others of this character by bringing from the far depths wrecks and property which was long since abandoned by others in that line of business. The first of these was the recovery of the cargo, consisting of rolling freight, in part, and the engine of the propeller Milwaukee, which was sunk fifteen years since by collision with the schooner J. H. Tiffany, near Skillagalee. The machinery, which was found to be in good order, was landed in Beaver Harbor for further disposition. The boiler will be raised also and towed to that place under water. The hull of the ill-fated steamer separated fore and aft, and when released of the bed-plate of the engine will be cast aside. The next important success of the above work was the finding of the schooner Tiffany, which, as above stated, shared the same fate as the Milwaukee. She had on board, as will be remembered, a cargo of railroad iron, nearly all of which has been recovered and landed at the point above named. The balance is now being got out, and the vessel will soon be got into port and ere long will once more be in commission. The Tiffany was comparatively a new vessel at the time of the fatal mishap, and it is stated none the worse of her long submersion. The work above recorded is without a parallel in our lake history.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 23 Aug, 1874