The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 14, 1896

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Dean Richmond Thought to Have Been Found

Dunkirk, N. Y., May 13. - Again it is believe that the wreck of the Dean Richmond, which foundered October 14, 1893, with all on board, is found. Yesterday afternoon the fishing tug Sea Bird, under Capt. Babb and Engineer Towne, and owned by James Hutchinson, of the Dunkirk Fish Co., while pulling pound nets west of Van Buren, discovered about four miles northwest of Van Buren a spar floating bottom upwards in water a hundred feet deep. It was held down by a wire cable so that only about two feet of it appeared above water. A buoy was anchored and the Sea Bird brought in a plank about four feet long, with a piece of large rope drawn through a hole and knotted, and deposited it with Coroner Blood. To-morrow the Sea Bird will attempt to loosen the spar or a portion of it, and tow it into the bay for identification. The location of the wreckage corresponds with the track in which it has always been believed the Dean Richmond would be discovered.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 14, 1896