The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), October, 31, 1879

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The Griswold street sheet wants the POST AND TRIBUNE to explain how, when two vessels are passing to port, one can collide with the other by sheering to starboard. It isn't necessary; any fool but a Free Press reporter can understand how it may be done.

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During the period of this article the marine reporters of the Detroit Post and Tribune and the Detroit Free Press were having a lively time sniping back and forth, each gleefully pointing out any error committed by the other. The Post and Tribune referred to its rival by the name of the street on which its offices were located - Griswold. I'll be darned, however, if I can figure out how the incident in this little article can be done, unless the sheering vessel makes a full circle.
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October, 31, 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 and Tribune (Detroit, MI), October, 31, 1879