The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), September 10, 1884


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THAT ANCIENT WRECK

A Pentwater correspondent of the Marine Record says: "The tug Neilson, Capt. C. J. Heath, and the schooner Experiment have been wrecking what is supposed to be the schooner John B. Wright. They have taken 1,100 kegs of nails out and some coal. The oldest settlers claim that the schooner Wright went on the beach in 1855, but have no record of it. She lies about 7 miles N. of Little Point Sable. I understand that Capt. Gayles of your city was the master of the J. B. Wright at one time. The Wright was built at Quayle & Martin's shipyard, Cleveland, in 1854, and was lost on her first trip. She had a cargo of nails and coal, with a deckload of pork barrels, from Cleveland to Chicago. Quite a number of the barrels were picked up in the neighborhood of the disaster, near Little Point Sable. She was 384 tons burden, owned by Mr. R. H. Harmon, who is now in Europe, and valued at $20,000, and was considered one of the finest schooners of her day. Capt. C. Gale, who now lives on the St. Clair river, in Michigan, was master of her at the time of her loss. He is probably between 75 and 80 years of age, and had the reputation of being afraid of neither wind nor water, and was considered one of the most affable and polite men of the times."


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Date of Original:
September 10, 1884
Local identifier:
GLN.5749
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
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 (Detroit, MI), September 10, 1884