The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 9 Nov., 1876

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SEIZED. - In the summer of 1875 the propeller East ran down and sank the tug Joe Mac, not even pausing to save her crew from drowning. Last winter Messrs. Seymour & Co., owners of the Joe Mac, obtained a judgement against the owners of the East, but have been unable to seize the vessel as that could be effected only in American waters. Last Sunday morning the steam tug Seymour, with a United States marshal and posse on board, proceeded up to Allen's , and there lay in wait for the East, which about mid day went up by the Crossover light channel in American waters. The Seymour ran out, and made the capture in fine style, and in the evening steamed up to Averell's wharf, where the East now lies. - Ogdensburg Advance.

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The provenance on both vessels is a bit fuzzy. The screw tug JOE MAC (US#13301) was built by VanSlyke & Notter at Buffalo in 1864, was rebuilt in 1873 and listed in most sources as having been first built in '73 (but has a continuous presence in official U.S. documents from at least 1868). She came into Canadian registry in 1878, possibly after being recovered from the collision mentioned above, and was condemned at Montreal in 1898. The prop EAST was also built in 1864, by A. Cantin, Quebec, and was reduced to a barge in 1878. Some sources say she was built as the steamer CANTIN.
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9 Nov., 1876
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 9 Nov., 1876