The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sep 9, 1881

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As the steamer Keweenaw was passing Forty Mile Point [Lake Huron - d] on her late trip, Capt. Jones sighted a large schooner, and passed close to her stern. As he was passing the captain of the schooner came on deck and hailed Capt. Jones as follows:

"Can you tell me where in blazes I am?"

"Why, havn't you seen any body lately?"

"No, I havn't seen a ____ ____ thing since I left Chicago."

"Well, you'r off Forty Mile point, about 2 miles from land."

"Thank you, sir. I'm very glad to have met you. Good-by."

Capt. Jones says he meets propellers heading in all directions, some going towards land, others apparently starting toward Canada. All these eagerly hail the shore boats for information.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sep 9, 1881