The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wed, 16 Apr, 1873

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AN EXPEDITION RETURNED. - The party who set out a few days since for Middle Sister Island, Lake Erie, to recover the lost coal barges left there last fall, returned to this city on Monday with the barge Ritchie, which had on board her full complement of coal and apparently otherwise in fair condition, aside from the hole in her bottom. She is now at Clarke's ship yard, and will go into dock for overhauling. The tug has returned to the island for the barge F. Warner, another of the victims of the disaster, which with her cargo is thought can be recovered. The Ottawa lies sunk a short distance from where she was left moored with her cargo, apparently intact. An effort will be made to raise her immediately, which will leave three unaccounted for, or total losses, viz., the Morning Star, Ontario, and the schooner J. W. Sargent.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wed, 16 Apr, 1873