The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Nov, 1877

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PEACE ASSURED. - The expedition from this city to rescue the schooner Almeda, ashore near New Glasgow, on the Canada side of Lake Erie, is likely to end quietly after all. The owner of the Winslow disclaims any intention to violate the laws of Canada or offend the authorities in any particular. Whether it is against the law to rescue a vessel in distress on a foreign shore is still a mooted question. In this case, however, we learn that the American tug will not come in contact with the wrecked vessel. She had a lighter along, a Canadian bottom. On this lighter was placed the pump, which was then to be transferred to the Almeda, and it is said that the lighter will also act as a disconnector between the tug and the wreck, having a tow-line to each, and the pulling will be done through her. This may be an easy way in the future to solve the international question about wrecking, leaving the business open to fair competition and rendering futile the tight-faced construction which has recently been given the law, if indeed there be any law to authorize the conduct which officials on both sides of the line have in various instances exhibited.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Nov, 1877