The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues., Aug. 14, 1894

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The six alleged river pirates, who were arrested at Port Huron a few days ago, were brought here yesterday by Marshal Petit and arraigned before Commissioner Graves on a charge of attacking a vessel with intent to plunder. Their names are William Johnson, William Murphy, William Cooper, Thomas Willis, Patrick McLaughlin and Grant Gray. The above six men formed the crew of the little trading schooner Emma, which was at one time in the opium smuggling business, and while cruising near Stag Island, with an equal number of women on board, were hailed by Charles Gilman's bumboat. They entered into negotiations with Gilman for several dozen eggs, and he charges that while part of the crew were in the egg deal, the others busied themselves by stealing his towline and a pocketbook containing $23, which, it is charged, was divided equally among the crew. They all pleaded not guilty, and the Commissioner Graves held them until 10 o'clock Thursday for examination. Grant Gray succeeded in giving bail.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues., Aug. 14, 1894