The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Commercial Advertiser (Oswego, NY), Aug. 14, 1872

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Capt. Wheeler's Card. In another place was found the card of Capt. M. Wheeler, thanking the several insurance companies and their officers for the prompt manner in which the losses sustained by him in the accident to the Jamaica were adjusted. While Capt. Wheeler speaks no more than the truth, in relation to these companies and their gentlemanly and reliable agents, there is another side to the question, of which Capt. Wheeler has given us no permission to speak, and that is the obligations these companies are under to Capt. Wheeler for his energy and efficiency in saving the Jamaica, and consequently very materially reducing the loss sustained by these companies. When the Jamaica went down, it was sent down and regarded by the under writers as a total loss , and the insurers of the cargo of 18,000 bushels of wheat regarded that loss as also total. Capt Wheeler's efficiency in raising the vessel, saved a handsome percentage upon the wheat, while the loss upon the Jamaica was only fifty percent of the amount of risks taken by the companies respectively. The companies have not expressed their thanks in a card, but they have handsomely acknowledged their obligations in private letters and notes, which are very complimentary to Capt. Wheeler. We had no permission to mention these facts, but we have done it any how.

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Richard Palmer
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Commercial Advertiser (Oswego, NY), Aug. 14, 1872