The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), April 18, 1858

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An impression seeming to generally prevalent that a great many vessels, in the harbor during the winter, were sold at marshal's sale, we have procured an authentic list, as follows:
Schooner F. L. Wells sold late last fall for $716 - to E. O. Gould, of Buffalo.
Steamer Minnesota, in February, for $4,700 - to Dennis Bowen and Chauncey Tucker, of Buffalo.
Schooner H. N. Farnham, same month, for $1,800 - to Geo. Tow, of Silver Creek.
Bark Badger State, same month, for $3,500 - to former owners.
Schooner Curtis Mann, in March, for $1,400 - to Exchange Bank, Lockport.
Brigantine Oleander, same month, for $1,365 - to same party.
Steamer Queen City this month, for $2,500 - to C. M. Reed, of Erie.
Besides these, a new schooner, not finished, at the yards, for $2,300. Also a neat little craft at Lewiston, the Happy Jack, for $310 - parties not named.

There are probably as many more under the Marshal's ban. Considering the condition in which our lake marine found themselves at the close of navigation last fall, this is coming off pretty light. So commerce, after all, will be but little hindered from this cause. - Buff. Courier.

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An economic turnaround followed, and the values of some of the vessels on a spring, 1861 insurance list show a tidy boost in equity for the buyers:
WELLS - $2,200
MINNESOTA - $20,000
BADGER STATE - $10,300
OLEANDER - $7,000
QUEEN CITY - $16,000
FARNHAM, MANN (renamed SUPPLY) and HAPPY JACK are not on the later list.
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April 18, 1858
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), April 18, 1858