The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI), 4 Nov 1870, page 2

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The schooner Jefferson ashore near Lincoln is a total wreck, her topsides having parted company with the bottom. The Jefferson was on her way to Grand Traverse after a cargo of timber for a Mr. Clark of Chicago, who entrusted $17000 [sic] to the captain to be used in purchasing the cargo. This money was in the captain’s overcoat when the vessel stranded and was lost. The envelope in which it had been placed was afterwards found in the vessel’s hold, but no traces of the money could be discovered. The Jefferson came from the hauls of Messrs. Bidwell & Banta of Buffalo in 1853 as a propeller, being then owned by the Northern Transportation Company. She served in this capacity for a number of years, when she was stripped of her upper works and machinery and fitted out as a schooner for the timber trade. Her original measurement was 344 tons. She is owned by the captain and parties residing in Chicago. Her value was probably about $6000, upon which there is no insurance. – Milwaukee Sentinel – November 4, 1870.

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Brendon Baillod
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Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI), 4 Nov 1870, page 2