The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Examiner (Barrie, ON), May 6, 1869

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The Steamer "Frances Smith" Raised

We were pleased to learn, as we did on Tuesday, by telegraph, that the new steamer Frances Smith, which sunk in Byng Inlet, last Fall has been raised., and is now in Detroit undergoing repairs. The raising was effected by the wrecking steamer Magnet and the tug Okonra which were three days in the ice. The hull of the raised vessel seems to be perfectly sound, and she was easily kept afloat with the use of one steam pump. The principal damage has been the rusting of her machinery and the action of the water on her upper works and interior fittings. We shall be glad to see her on her route this summer, and her whole souled commander pacing her quarter-deck.

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Bill Hester
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Examiner (Barrie, ON), May 6, 1869