The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Evening Recorder (Brockville, ON), Sat. April 26, 1890, page 3

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A novel seizure: on Tuesday last, United States Marshal Matton of Oswego, seized the sunken schooner Vickery by diving to the vessel to affix the required notice upon her. The question has never risen before how a seizure of a vessel that was underwater should be made. Marshall Matton arrived at Clayton Tues. & at once proceeded with Dr. Bain to carry out the legal process. The schooner had been libeled by Alex Bain for wreckage. The amount of the claim being $902.79. The Vickery sunk in Aug last on the head of Wells Is. 4 miles from Clayton. After sinking the schooner slid off the sloping bank into 50' of water. When the parties arrived where the vessel had sunk, Dr. Bain produced a suit of diving armor which Mr. Matton put on and went down to the vessel in Navy style. Not finding a suitable place upon which to affix his notice, he came up again and placed it upon a tree near at hand. Mr. Matton also took possession of the tackle etc. which had been saved from the wreck, and gave it in charge of Constable Esseltyn, of Clayton.

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Richard Palmer
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Evening Recorder (Brockville, ON), Sat. April 26, 1890, page 3