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A Voyage into History with the Cyprus

By William Forsythe


Part 15: Acknowledgments

This project is a work in process. This work would have not been possible without the help of the people, books, publications, and organizations listed below. I want to thank everyone for their generosity and patience with my questions, no matter their quantity or quality. I’ve learned so much during this research, and I hope I’ve been able to convey my findings in an understandable fashion. As with any major catastrophe, there is usually a compilation of incidents that occur to create such an outcome. This theory may be disputed, and other theories may surface. This is just one of the theories. Any discrepancies are my own and would like to correct any misconceptions or errors and supply new facts, should they be found.

I would appreciate any serious correspondence, responses or questions from the readers. My e-mail is  

The People:
Jay Bascom, Bob Campbell, John Dunlap, Dave Edwards, Emory Massman Jr, John Harrison, Jim Munts, Tom Farnquist, Pat Labadie, Al Hart, John Belliveau, Matt Miner, Roger LeLievre, Ann Myers, Betty Cornwell, Captain Ann Sanborn, Russ Plumb, Tom Hynes, Luanne King, Wendell Wilke

The Organizations:
Canadian National Archives, Duluth Evening Herald, Duluth News Tribune, Toledo Blade, Milwaukee Public Library, Bowling Green University, Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping (

The Books:
Freshwater Whales, Richard J. Wright, Kent State University Press, 1969
Shipwrecks of the Lakes, Dana Thomas Bowen, Freshwater Press, 1971
Graveyard of the Lakes, Mark L. Thompson, Wayne State University Press, 2000
Great Lakes Bulk Carriers 1869-1985, John F. Devendorf, 1995
Lake Superior Shipwrecks, Julius F. Wolff Jr. Lake Superior Port Cities, 1990
History of the Great Lakes, John Mansfield, J. H. Beers, 1899
Wrecks and Rescues Of The Great Lakes, James P. Barry, Howell-North, 1981
Great Lakes Ships We Remember, Marine Historical Society of Detroit, Freshwater Press, 1986
Ahoy and Farewell, Marine Historical Society of Detroit, 2001

The Periodicals:
Marine Review, “Loss of the Cyprus”, October 17, 1907
Inland Seas, “Loss of the Cyprus and her Captain”, Teddy Remick, Vol. 21, #2 Summer 1965
Shipwreck Journal, ”Cyprus Sinks, Lone Survivor Reaches Shore”, Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, Winter 1993
Shipwreck Journal, ”Searching for the D. M. Clemson”, Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, Vol. 18, #4, Winter 2002
Shipwreck Journal, ”Lots of Fun at Annual Dinner”, Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, Vol. 24/25, #4/1, Fall 2007/Winter 2008
Port Colborne Leader, “The day the Cyprus slipped beneath the waves”, Doug Todd, Jan 14, 1998

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