The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post & Tribune (Detroit, MI), May 19, 1879

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The schooner Nellie Gardner lay at the foot of Bates street on Saturday morning, taking on board an anchor and a small amount of chain. Capt. Pridgeon stood near, intently watching operations. Finally he spoke up, "That anchor and chain cost me $12,000." A gentleman standing nearby answered to the effect that it was a large sum to pay for so small an amount of iron, when the answer was given and the information was gleaned that the anchor and chain in question belonged to the ill-fated schooner Portland, which sunk in Lake Huron a few years ago, and which Capt. Pridgeon held a mortgage of $12,000., and the anchor and chain were the only things of any value obtained from her.

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The 30-year-old PORTLAND was lost north of False Presque Isle, Mich. Oct 10, 1877. The GARDNER, built in 1873 and still owned by Pridgeon, was lost about 25 miles south of the same spot Oct 14, 1883.
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May 19, 1879
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Post & Tribune (Detroit, MI), May 19, 1879