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History and Notes
- 1874, Aug 12 Launched; ran Sarnia, ONT-Fort William, ONT-Duluth, MN.
- 1875, Jun On rocks, Waswaugoning Bay, Lake Superior.
- 1878, Oct 27 Stranded Magnetic Reef, Lake Huron; broke arch; released & towed to Sarnia mid-November.
- 1879 Rebuilt 812 gross tons.
- 1881, May/Jun Aground Chicora Reef, Bear Lake.
- 1883, Apr Repairs to arches, etc.
- 1884, Oct Collided & damaged propeller R. J. HACKETT, Cleveland, OH.
- 1885, Jul 15 Holed & sank 100'+, Devil's Gap, Wilson's Channel, St. Mary's River.
- 1886, May/Jun Raised after four attempts by S. A. Murphy; towed to Collingwood, ONT; vessel turned over to Murphy as payment.
- 1886, Jun 6 Reported owned Thomas Adams, Detroit, MI.
- 1886, Jul Being towed from Collingwood to Detroit, driven ashore at Presque Isle, MI, Lake Huron, to keep from sinking.
- 1886, Sep 23 US120654; renamed F. E. SPINNER; owned William J. Murphy, Chicago, IL; 186 x 35.2 x 12.4; 1,003.19 gross/777.57 net tons; 2 decks, 3 masts, steel internal asrches; rebuuilt, Union Dry Dock Co. for freight trade.
- 1887-93 Rebgularly towed SHAWNEE & GODFREY.
- 1890, Sep Broke wheel, St. Mary's River.
- 1892 Rebuilt
- 1899 Rebuilt as lumber carrier, Bay City, MI, by James Davidson; Owned David J. Remson; 186 x 35 x 12.4; 622.6 gross/460.9 net tons; one deck, 2 masts.
- 1900, Spring Damaged by fire, sank, Collingwood, ONT; repaired.
- 1900, Oct 15 Collided & sunk by H. D. COFFINBERRY in 125', St. Mary' River; raised.
- 1901 Engine rebuilt, Montague Iron Works, MI; 13' x 12', 140# steam, scotch boiler, Manitowoc Steam Boiler Works, WI.
- 1902, Jan 8 Owned John Smith & Charles Christianson et al (Sands Lumber Co.), Manistee, MI.
- 1902, Jul 19 Renamed HELEN C.
- 1914, Feb 18 Owned William T. Hoey, H. Claire Masters & William C. Ziem, Alpena, MI.
- 1915, Jun 9 Owned W. C. Brown, R. E. Smith & J. E. Kaiser, Plymouth, MI.
- 1920, Oct 16 Stranded, damaged, Cutler, ONT.
- 1921, Apr 29 Owned R. E. Smith & J. E. Kaiser, Plymouth.
- 1922, Jan 4 Owned Samuel L. May, Detroit.
- 1922, Oct 14 Sprang leak, foundered off Alpena Harbor, MI, Thunder Bay, Lake Huron.
- Possibly raised, coal salvaged & sold to Alpena; later used in construction of Belle Isle Bridge, Detroit; abandoned, River Rouge
- William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
- Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
- Newspaper Clippings
- John H. Bascom
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- H.G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
- Great Lakes Register
- Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
- Edward J. Dowl
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- 2008-02-25 01:58:33
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