The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mechanic (Brig), U16399, damaged outfit, 1 Oct 1871

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Brig MECHANIC, cargo grain, damaged in outfit on Lake Michigan.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      BRIG MECHANIC FOUNDERED. - The brig MECHANIC, bound up for Chicago with coal is reported to have foundered with all hands, where is not stated, but probably on Lake Michigan. The captain's name was Henry McKee. The names of the other eight unfortunates are unknown. She was valued at $11,000, and was owned by Bliss, Burch & Bruce, of Racine.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, October 21, 1871

      SAFE. - The brig MECHANIC, which was reported lost with all hands, has put in an appearance at Chicago - arriving there Saturday with wood from an east shore port. Her damages are of a trifling nature. She was "out" from Chicago 31 days.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 25, 1871

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Mechanic (Brig), U16399, damaged outfit, 1 Oct 1871