The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Nipigon (Propeller), 24 Jun 1887

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The Canadian prop. NIPIGON, owned by Thomas M. Ryan of Buffalo, has
been Americanized, and will come up here from Ogdensburg, this week. Her
name is to be changed.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 16, 1887 6-1

      The late Canadian prop. NIPIGON, owned by Thomas M. Ryan of Buffalo,
arrived yesterday and went into drydock to complete her rebuild. She has a
history of hard luck since her first mishap last fall. She went ashore in
Lake Ontario late in the fall and on being released was caught in the ice at
Clayton where she soon after took fire and burned all her upper works off.
The insurance company that took her risk failed, but her plucky owner had
her rebuilt at Clayton and she will soon be ready for regular business. She
has been Americanized and will be called the STEPHEN C. CLARK.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 24, 1887 6-1

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Nipigon (Propeller), 24 Jun 1887