The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 1, 1894

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The Eddy as a Fish Scoop

Chief Engineer B. M. Hill, of the steamer Selwyn Eddy, writing the Free Press from Sault Ste. Marie, May 29, vouches for the following: "On our trip down Lake Superior, when off Keweenaw Point, with quite a chunk of sea on, we scooped up a 35-pound trout on deck that furnished a meal for the entire crew." That's a pretty good one, Mr. Hill, but you ought to hear some of the yarns of those who sailed years ago on the old Benton and St. Joe. Boats rolled so in a heavy sea, fish used to jump in the smokestacks and come out fried in the firebox. This in a age of improvement, though, and besides everybody doesn't like the fish fried.

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The SELWYN EDDY was a steel bulker of 2846 t. and 343 feet, built at Wyandotte in 1893 (US#116555). She was abandoned in 1945.
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June 1, 1894
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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 1, 1894