The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 11, 1891

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Capt Reid, the Bay City wrecker, who bought the schooner Golden Fleece after she went ashore at Dunkirk, for $1,000, is making good progress toward her release. The other day he found in her cabin an old Bible, on the fly-leaf of which was the inscription, "Barge Golden Fleece, launched April 17, 1862; was built by Peck & Masters at Cleveland, O. Sailed from Cleveland May 5, at 8 o'clock p. m.; wind northwest, light. SAMUEL WARD."

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Reid continued to work on the 452 ton GOLDEN FLEECE (US#10197) on and off for years, but was unable to release her before she was burned by arsonists in April, 1895. She had gone ashore in a storm Oct. 14, 1890.
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June 11, 1891
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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 Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 11, 1891