Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Mon. May 11, 1914
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FREMONT TO LEAVE LAKES
Will Be Resurrected from Callam's Bay for Mississippi.
After lying sunk in Callam's bay, a mile below Amherstburg, for two years, the little steamer Fremont is to be raised, repaired, and taken to the Mississippi river, according to information received in Amherstburg.
During the first year construction of Livingstone channel was in progress the Fremont was used as a supply boat, handling freight from Detroit. Later she was laid up in Callam's bay beside the old schooner Maria Martin.
Removal of the Fremont will leave the Martin about the only vessel in the bay. Except that her spar is missing, the schooner is said to look much the same as she did four years ago when lying in the Detroit River at the foot of Belle Isle.
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- The FREMONT referred to is probably US#93033, built as the riverine paddle steamer MAY GRAHAM at St. Joseph, Mich., in 1900, renamed BELLE in 1901 and FREMONT in 1906. She was 90 tons and 112 feet keel, with a depth of only 5 feet. With her shallow depth and paddle drive she could probably, as the old sailors say, "sail across a beanfield in a heavy dew," making her ideal as a construction supply boat in the shallow south end of the Detroit River. She probably never made it to the Mississippi - see Historical Collections of the Great Lakes vessel index for more information and a photo.
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- Mon. May 11, 1914
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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.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes