The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov. 7, 1877

Full Text

REMANDED TO CUSTODY. - The steam barge Josephine in June inst. was seized by the United States Marshal. She gave bonds, a party named Devereaux going security by qualifying for property he professed to own near this city. The Josephine then skipped to Canada and turned up as a British bottom under the name of Frank. Meantime, Devereaux's property was found to have been sold to him on a forged deed, of which particulars were given in the local columns of the Detroit Post and Tribune a few days since. The security for the Josephine's debt consequently became worthless. The case came up in the United States District Court before Judge Brown, who yesterday remanded the Josephine-Frank to the custody of the United States Marshal. She is now unloading, but a ship-keeper is on board and she will go to the bone-yard immediately, whence she will not escape so easily this time, unless, maybe her foster father, John Bull, proposes to take her away by force, of which nous verrons.*

Media Type:
Item Type:
*nous verrons = we shall see
The JOSEPHINE (US#75192) was a small (70 t.) steam barge built at Gibraltar, Mich, in 1870. "John Bull" got the last laugh. She was sold in 1877 to M. J. Higgins of Chatham, Ont. (C#71108) for use on the Thames R., and was renamed - you guessed it - FRANK. She was later out of Dresden, Ont, and Camden, Ont., and was reported in Canadian registries as "broken up" in 1887.
Date of Original:
Nov. 7, 1877
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov. 7, 1877