The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Oct 16, 1883

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"That's always the way of it," remarked an old captain yesterday. "A stupid man runs his steamboat ashore, and all of the passengers sign their names to a paper stating that he is cool and gentlemanly and skillful and all that is good, while we unfortunates who never get our boats in trouble never get any credit for anything. A fellow wants to have a good accident and he stands a chance of getting a gold watch, while a man who tends his business stands a chance of dying without ever getting his name in the paper."

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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Oct 16, 1883