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

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Escanaba Iron Port: "Canst thou draw out Leviathan with an hook * * * canst thou put a hook in his nose?" So demands Job, and the answer is easy, seeing the (wrecking tug) Leviathan lying, day after day, with a hook in her nose, swinging to the changing breeze, and awaiting the call of some fellow in distress. It must be a little monotonous for Captain Riebel and his men - it may be a trifle unsatisfactory to Wolf & Davidson, but is evidence every morning that it is well with the fleet - that nobody is grinding the bottom out of his ship and the shoals or pumping for dear life to keep his decks above water. So let Leviathan swing to the hook in her nose, and let her owners go to Job for comfort. When we miss her from her moorings the question will be, "Who is it?"

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Late October and November of that year was one of the stormiest periods in lakes history, with more than 50 ships meeting violent ends.
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16 Oct, 1883
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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), 16 Oct, 1883