The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 24 Aug, 1883

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St. Catharines, Ont., August 22. - While Mr. Wardell was engaged in unloading coal from the hold of the burned steamer Glenfinlas this morning he came across a human skull. This find created considerable excitement, and, on query being made it was found that none of the hands were missing, and as the Glenfinlas carried no passengers the name of original possessor of the skull is shrouded in mystery. It is learned that several boxes of miscellaneous freight were shipped on the boat at Chicago for Montreal, and the position of the relic when found would lead to the belief that it was contained in one of those boxes. Dr. Sullivan examined the skull this morning and expressed the opinion that it is a part of a corpse which had been buried, particle of clay still adhering to the cavities of the jaw. No other bones have yet been found and no further information has been obtained about it.

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The Canadian propeller GLENFINLAS (C#77695), caught fire around her boiler and burned to a total loss in the Welland Canal August 17, 1883. While the wreck was being stripped a grisly find was made
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24 Aug, 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), 24 Aug, 1883