The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Steamer Grace Patterson

Neff, Charles S., Artist
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The Grace Patterson was a small Lake Michigan lumber carrier which was lost at Twin River Point (north of Two Rivers and Manitowoc, Wis. ) in 1882. Charles S. Neff says that his father, Capt. Sam Neff, went to Two Rivers, Wis. and tried to release the vessel which had sunk in quick sand off Two Rivers Point. The boat would not respond and became bent. A total loss. The Cleveland Plain Dealer of Aug. 21, 1882, says: " Private advice from Manitowoc states that the wrecking expedition from that port, which had been at work on the steam barge Grace Patterson, stranded on Two River Point, have given the vessel up and returned. They had driven over 20 piles
around her and placed seven chains around her, but it was found that if any attempt was made to raise her that she would break in two. It is probable that no other attempt will be made to release her and she will be abandoned as a total wreck. " Beers, History of the Great Lakes, Vol. 1, p. 8?2, lists the wreck.
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John S. Neff
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Steamer Grace Patterson