EXPEDITION RETURNED. -- The party who set out a few days since on board the tug GENERAL McCLELLAN with steam pumps to raise the schooner WAVERTREE, sunk on Lake Huron, have returned to this port, having been unsuccessful in their mission. After a determined effort and a minute examination of the wreck, the task of raising her was given up as a fruitless one, and was consequently abandoned, it is presumed for all time to come. Being for so long a time exposed to the elements, together with the weight of cargo on board, has no doubt broken her up and rendered her valueless. The WAVERTREE was formerly called R. H. HARMON and made several European voyages. - - - - Detroit Post.
Thursday, July 2, 1868
NEWS FROM ALPENA - The steam wrecking barge MONITOR is now here and still in command of Capt. Gill Traverse. Her operations thus far this season cover the following wrecks: Schooner EMPIRE STATE, sunk October or November of last year, from which 400 tons of iron ore were obtained; a schooner, name unknown, lying inside of Middle Island, and which has been there many years, 80 tons; schooner NESHOTO, sunk in 1872, from which 120 tons of ore were saved, and in which much more remain; schooner WAVERTREE, on which the MONITOR is at work now, and which so far, has yielded 250 tons of ore. After all is taken from her the MONITOR will go to the wreck of the old schooner BUCKINGHAM, sunk about one mile below Black River Island, on Black River Reef. But very little remains to mark the resting place of any of the above named vessels, excepting the last two. (part)
Detroit Post & Tribune
Thursday, September 5, 1878
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