Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bishop's Derrick (Steamboat), 12 Nov 1852
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The Buffalo Commercial says that the American Express Company have contracted with Albert D. Bishop, of this city of Brooklyn, to raise the stm. ATLANTIC and bring her into Drydock within 3 months from the opening of navigation in the spring. Mr. Bishop is the patentee of the Boom Derrick, and is, we understand, at present constructing one of large dimensions in Buffalo, and which will be made to raise the ATLANTIC. The Express Company agrees to pay Mr. Bishop the sum of $25,000 on the safe delivery of the ATLANTIC her cargo and the furniture at the drydock, Buffalo. The Company have already spent between $3,000 and $4,000 in finding the steamer and experimenting with a view of securing the chest, and having become satisfied that it cannot be recovered without the raising of the steamer, have been induced to enter into the above contract.
      Detroit Daily Advertiser
      November 12, 1852 2-3

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Bishop's Derrick (Steamboat), 12 Nov 1852