The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 17 Oct, 1903

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Ashland, October 16. - Jens Johnson, of Duluth, the missing member of the crew of the lost steamer Marquette, was picked up on Madeline Island this morning and brought to Ashland. He was found stretched on the beach, worn out from his work at the pumps, where he had been for twenty hours.

The last the crew had seen of Johnson was when he had seized a revolver and started for the woods on the island. After the yawl boat had reached there the rest of the crew came on to Ashland last night and left the missing man on the island, for after an extended search, no trace of the man could be found. Today a part of the crew returned to the island and renewed the search, and the missing man was found on the beach. Johnson was one of the party of ten men which left the sinking vessel an hour before the captain and three others.

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The bulk freighter MARQUETTE foundered in good weather October 15,1903, shortly after leaving Duluth with a heavy cargo of iron ore.
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17 Oct, 1903
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 17 Oct, 1903