Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 9 Jun, 1896
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RELIC OF THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE
It is probably not generally known, but lying in the water of Spring Lake, near Ferrysburg (Mich.) is the lower portion of the hull of the sloop Porcupine, one of the nine vessels that Com. Perry commanded in the memorable battle on Lake Erie in 1812 (sic), when the British were vanquished. The Porcupine was taken to Detroit in 1830 and her name changed to the Caroline. In 1855, after long years of service, she was allowed to sink off Johnston's boiler works at Ferrysburg. So says the Grand Haven Tribune. Some enterprising individual might reap a snug sum by turning the oak timbers of the vessel into canes and selling them as relics.
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- Dave Swayze
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes