The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Aug 11, 1883

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One of the divers at the sunken schooner Sam Cooke (near Brockville, Ont., St. Lawrence R.) related that in raising a pile of lumber he disturbed some of the boards and immediately was surrounded by myriads of eels. He said they swam around and against him, and did not exhibit the slightest fear. He has a good idea now of what is meant by saying "as slippery as an eel." He would catch them in his hands, but they slipped out as though he was trying to grasp a lot of quicksilver. There will be a lively time when the vessel is raised, as the diver says that thousands of the snaky fish will come up with her.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Aug 11, 1883