The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Nov. 4, 1891

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The Passaic, which went to pieces near Dunkirk in the late gale, was one of the best known of the old-style lumber carriers. She still carried her big wooden arches, which are such a rarity, and her old masters say she was one of the easiest sea boats afloat, riding the seas like a dock and rolling very little in the worst gales. The Passaic was owned by Capt. C. C. Blodgett, of this city, and his son. She was built at Buffalo in 1863 by Mason and Bidwell and came out as a line propeller. She measured 412 tons and this year was classed B1½, with a valuation of $12,000. It is understood there is no insurance on her hull. Her cargo is, of course, fully covered.

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PASSAIC (US#19691) had been downbound with lumber and four barges in tow when she sprung a leak and went down six miles west of Dunkirk, NY on Oct 31 of the same year.
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Nov. 4, 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), Nov. 4, 1891