Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sept. 2, 1905
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WRECKAGE OF THE CHICORA
John Lesser, a farmer near Buffington, Ind., has reported finding near his place a piece of wreckage of the steamer Chicora, which was lost in January, 1895, with twenty-six people aboard. The wood found by Lesser is fifteen feet long and bears, besides the initials of Graham & Morton, the name Chicora. The steamer left Milwaukee for St. Joe, Mich., with a cargo offlour, and was never again sighted.
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- Further searches were made during 1896 and 7. At least two "spiritualists" claimed to know where she was, including one who said he had a contract signed by the ghost of the captain giving him half the value of the steamer for finding her.
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- Sept. 2, 1905
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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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