The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 29 Sep, 1876

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SCHOONER MIDDLESEX LOST. - The Milwaukee Sentinel is in recent private advices that the schooner Middlesex, deal laden, from Manistee for Europe, sprung a leak on the passage over and, becoming waterlogged, was abandoned to her fate. The crew were picked up by a passing steamer and landed in New York. No mention is made of when or where the disaster occurred, but as the craft had bade good-bye to this coast in the 7th or 8th inst, she must have been well out upon the Atlantic. The Middlesex was a vessel of 266 tons, and twenty years old, having been built by Messrs. Quayle & Martin at Cleveland in 1856, and consequently was wholly unfit for a contest with old ocean's billows. Her owner, Mr. John Wright of this city, left here with the intention of crossing on the vessel, and was probably on board when she was lost. Amount of insurance not known. - Chicago, 27.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 29 Sep, 1876