The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Oct. 13, 1882

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A huge steamship, owned and commanded by Capt. Robert Brendon, draughtsman at the dry dock engine works, was passing along the wharves at full speed (nearly three miles per hour), a few days ago, when an accident happened which might have caused her entire crew (two persons) great inconvenience. The steamer was dashing along at the abovementioned rate when a sliver, unobserved by the lookout men, projecting from the wharf, swept the entire length of her decks (nearly fifteen feet) , knocking down a flagstaff and sweeping from the his head the captain's hat. Had the sliver been higher or lower or stouter, there is no telling what damage would have been done, but as it was, it seemed as a terrible warning to Captain Brenden, who will never again run at such speed so near the wharves.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Oct. 13, 1882