The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 10, 1891

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Mr. Bradley Exonerates The Northern Queen

To the Editor of the Detroit Free Press:

Since the sinking of the schooner Fayette Brown by the steamer Northern Queen, The Detroit Free Press, as well as some of the Cleveland papers, have published (through telegrams from Detroit) accounts very damaging to the captain of the Queen, charging him with a lack of humanity in passing right on after sinking the Brown, regardless of the fate of the crew.

According to the statement of Capt. Ahlstrom and his crew, the Queen stayed in the vicinity until daylight, at which time she hove in sight of the wreck, just after the steamer Mills had taken the wrecked crew on board. The Queen did lower a boat and picked up two of the Brown’s crew and pulled back to the steamer, of course they could not again find the wreck until daylight, about one and a half hours after the sinking. I am very sure you will be glad to be able to justify the course of Capt. Smith, of the Queen.

Cleveland, June 8. M. A. Bradley

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 10, 1891