The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Aug. 3, 1885


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A PIRATICAL CRAFT

Yesterday the scow schooner Trader was tied up by an officer at Wyandotte on a charge of piracy. The Trader has been under suspicion for some time of appropriating the loose property of vessels lying in harbor at Detroit and neighboring ports. A few nights ago a topsail was stolen from a yacht at Amhersburg, and yesterday morning the owner discovered his properety on the Trader, where it was serving the purpose of an awning. He immediately made complaint and the captain, a man named Williams, was arrested and brought to Detroit and lodged in jail. A search on board the Trader revealed an immense amount of plunder, consisting of such portable property as vessels usually leave about unsecured. A number of fishing nets were also found, and a number of cans of paint, identified as the property of the steam yacht Sigma, and a complete camping outfit stolen from a party of anglers camped at the mouth of the River Rouge were also discovered. The Trader hails from Alpena.


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Clippings
Date of Original:
Aug. 3, 1885
Local identifier:
GLN.5763
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
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), Aug. 3, 1885