The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Jul, 1883

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Capt. Merryman says that while working at the wrecked propeller St. Catharines, sunk in 125 feet of water , the men found the hulls of several craft which no one seemed to know anything of, and several of which were as sound as when lost. When a wreck goes down out of sight in deep water it is located by means of grappling weights attached to enormous towing lines and dragged about one mile behind a tug. While working in this way last season to locate the St. Catharines, many curious finds were reported, including anchors, chains, towing ropes, spars, etc. One of the wheels brought up must have been a relic of the pioneer days of steamboating, as the blades were fitted into the hub separately instead of being cast all in one piece as at present.

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CITY OF ST. CATHARINES, sank July 12, 1880, off Forester, Mich., in southern Lake Huron. She was recovered later the same summer, and rebuilt to the steamer OTEGO
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14 Jul, 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), 14 Jul, 1883