The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep 23, 1896


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CLAIMS TO HAVE LOCATED THE CHICORA

A spiritualist calling himself Prof. James Gustin, who has been at Benton Harbor several weeks, says the Chicora is in the lake ten miles out and 255 ½ (degrees) from the lighthouse in St. Joseph, in 180 feet of water. He shows a document which he says was signed by Capt. Edward Staines and Clerk James R. Clark, of the lost steamer, and Dr. S. B. Ellsworth, of Benton Harbor. This document purports to be an agreement between Gustin and the crew. Gustin agrees with the dead to divide the reward of $10,000 on condition that the dead locate the wreck. Amounts from $2,000 down are to go to relatives of the crew.


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Date of Original:
Sep 23, 1896
Local identifier:
GLN.5826
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 Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep 23, 1896