The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), June 11, 1886

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The name Aug Ford might have been seen on the side of a clipper-looking craft which sped by here yesterday with a stiff northwest breeze, lumber laden. During a service of thirty-three years she has been nine times wrecked and abandoned as a total loss, yet is looking in as fine trim as ever.

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The AUGUSTUS FORD (US#1084) was built at Oswego by Ford & Riggs in 1853. She had a few years left in her yet, going ashore near Fairport and wrecking for the last time in April of 1890.
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June 11, 1886
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), June 11, 1886