The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Thur., June 12, 1884

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Tuesday evening the Canadian schooner Elgin arrived in Chicago with a cargo of red sandstone, which she had brought from Verd Island, Lake Superior. The shipping of stone from that island is destined to become an important part of the commerce of the lakes. The stone is hewed out in great blocks and is very valuable for building purposes. The quarries are very extensive and are owned by the Chicago & Verd Island stone company. The company's works are located in Chicago, and the stone is brought there and dressed by machinery. Several large steam derricks were shipped from Chicago for use at the quarries, but were lost when the steamer Seaverns went down.

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The J. S. SEAVERNS (ex-J. P. WARD) stranded May 12, 1884 on Michipicoten Island, Lake Superior, and later was lost from a salvage tug and foundered.
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Thur., June 12, 1884
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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), Thur., June 12, 1884