Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Oct 17, 1895
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C. N. JOHNSON GONE.
HAD BEEN A VOTER SINCE THE YEAR 1877
The ancient schooner C. N. Johnson, coal laden, bound from Buffalo to Toledo, in tow of the steamer Oscoda, sank near Amherstburg yesterday morning. The Johnson sprung a leak at 1 o’clock just abreast of Point Pelee and water gained so fast that the Oscoda started for the river. She had almost reached her destination when the Johnson went down in shoal water. An attempt will be made to float her with steam pumps, when she will be taken to Toledo.
Amherstburg, October 16. – While the captain of the Johnson was here for a steam pump, his schooner slipped off the bank nearly opposite Bois Blanc light, where he had made her fast with three anchors, and sank in twenty-one feet of water. Nothing can now be seen of the wreck but the spars, the upper works having been washed away. The boat is considered a total loss. The Johnson was built at Buffalo by Bidwell & Banta in 1856, and was owned by Holland, of Marine City. She has long since passed out of the insurance list.
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- Dave Swayze
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes