The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Sat., Aug 9, 1884

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Friday morning Capt. James F. Snow, John Dodd, the diver, and Capt. Kitchen, with his tug C. E. Pendell and a lighter, left Cheboygan for the locality of the sunken steamer Canisteo* to recover her engine. They reached the wreck about noon Friday and at 12 o'clock that night they were in port with her engine. The latter, says the Cheboygan Tribune, is a compound, the lower cylinder being 40 by 40 inches and the upper cylinder 22 by 40 inches, the whole estimated to weigh 15 tons. Sunday morning the Pendell started back to recover other portions of the machinery, but the weather has been so boisterous that they have not been able to accomplish anything. They made several efforts to get at work, but the sea drove them away every time. Once they succeeded in getting the wheel, which is 11 feet in diameter, and the shaft, 40 feet long, up to the top of the water, when the guy lines to the shears on the lighter gave way, caused by the heavy sea, and in the fall tore out some of the timberheads, ripped up some deck plank, sunk the lighter, and wheel and shaft went to the bottom again. The tug towed the lighter to Mackinac City, and Wednesday they were pumping it out preparatory to rigging it up again for another effort as soon as good weather returns.

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*Sunk in a collision with the schooner GEORGE MURRAY, Oct. 14, 1880.
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Sat., Aug 9, 1884
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Sat., Aug 9, 1884