The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Apr 26, 1882


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The loss of the schooner E. M. Portch was due to a collision with the steam barge Leland. Mr. Jacob Johnson, owner of the Portch, made a discovery yesterday that he deems a very important one. H. W. Magee is his lawyer, and Rae and Smith are for the Elk Rapids Iron Company, the owners of the Leland. Mr. Johnson says that the company's lawyers have all along since the collision talked of a settlement, but that he discovered yesterday that they have been proceeding secretly. His loss is about $22,000 and the Leland would have to satisfy that. He says they got an order from Judge Blodgett's court to appraise the Leland; that J. B. Blodgett and E. M. Doolittle acted as such appraisers, and put the value of the Leland at only $7,765, which would be all the company would have to pay into court to satisfy his claim. All these proceedings, Mr. Johnson says, have been supressed, and had it not been for his discovery yesterday of what was going on he would only received the amount stated in payment on his loss of $22,000. He says he can prove by any fair appraisers that the Leland is worth at least $25,000, and points at the Lloyd's Register, where the valuation for insurance is placed at $20,000. The Leland measures 325 tons, came out in 1873, and classes A2. "There's music in the air" for somebody. - Inter-Ocean


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Date of Original:
Apr 26, 1882
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GLN.5364
Language of Item:
English
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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), Apr 26, 1882