The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 7, 1891

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The schooner Fayette Brown, as surmised by THE FREE PRESS, was not insured, but her cargo of block stone was covered for $9,000. Mr. Bradley’s boats do not have the best of luck in collision cases. Last season the propeller City of Cleveland ran down and sank the schooner Charger, wheat laden, near the entrance to Maumee Bay, Toledo, and the accident cost him a cool $16,000. The Brown was in tow of the Selah Chamberlain when that boat was struck by the Pridgeon a few years ago, and narrowly escaped being struck herself.

Charles E. Kremer, attorney for the Northern Steamship Company, has been instructed to meet the Northern Queen at West Superior and take the testimony of her crew, so that the company will be prepared for the law suit which is bound to follow the striking of the Brown. It is now thought that the latter will be blown up, as she is an obstruction to navigation. The Northern Queen is insured in the London Lloyd’s against collision liability, and if held responsible for the loss of the schooner the insurance companies must foot the bill.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 7, 1891