The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sep. 6, 1881

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A dispatch to the Chicago Tribune from Erie dated September 4, says: About two months ago the schooner Phantom of Buffalo arrived in this port with a mission to search for the wreck of the schooner Vermilion, which with a large cargo of copper, was wrecked on Lake Erie in 1843. Operations were made under the superintendency of D. Chapin, a mine locator, who had on board a peculiar electrical apparatus for discovering metals. After a long search, success came. The electric apparatus indicated the presence of metal under a spot passed over. The Phantom let go an anchor and divers descended. They dropped square on the hull of the lost vessel and brought up an ingot of copper with them. The wreck will be raised. The cargo is worth $60,000.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sep. 6, 1881