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Eclipse (Propeller), U7495, burnt, 20 Oct 1871


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Propeller tug ECLIPSE, burnt while at Lakeport Dock; total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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On the 20th. of October 1871, the tug ECLIPSE was burned while lying at the dock at Lakeport, Lake Huron, proving a total loss. Estimated value $10,000.
      "Hist.,of Lake Navigation"
      the Marine Record
      February 17, 1887 p.6

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BURNING OF THE TUG ECLIPSE. - From the captain of the tug STRANGER we learn that on Friday night while lying at the dock at Lakeport the tug ECLIPSE caught fire and burned to the water's edge. The crew of the ECLIPSE came down on the GOODNOW and went to Detroit. The ECLIPSE was owned by J.B. Scott, of Detroit. She originally hailed from Sault Ste. Marie and according to the Government register was 92.75 tons and her home port was Detroit. Capt. King was said to have carelessly shot a man aboard the tug Friday while recklessly fooling with a pistol. When the fire was discovered the tug was pushed out from the dock by a ladder and adeiu was bid her by the captain emptying his pistol into the vessel's hull.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, November 2, 1871

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Steam screw ECLIPSE. U. S. No. 7495. Of 136 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1852. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION -- Lost 1871, by burning at Lakeport at Lakeport, Mich., October 20, 1871.
      Merchant Steam Vessel of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868


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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $10,000
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.6293
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.11503 Longitude: -82.4902
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Eclipse (Propeller), U7495, burnt, 20 Oct 1871