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Sam Lewis (Propeller), aground, 14 Nov 1871

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Propeller tug SAM LEWIS, ashore at Owen Sound; total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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A despatch from Owen Sound, dated Nov. 16, says: "The tug SAM LEWIS went ashore during the storm. She is supposed to have been wrecked and her cargo lost."
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, November 17, 1871

      . . . . .

      The propeller SAM LEWIS, which got aground on a reef in Georgian Bay last fall, has disappeared and it is supposed she has gone to pieces.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, April 23, 1872

Steam screw tug SAM LEWIS of 115 tons gross, reported lost in Georgian Bay; not inspected and no particulars of loss.
      Statement of Steam Vessels Lost, broken
      up, or laid up as unfit for service during 1871
      Department of Marine & Fisheries, Canada . . . . .

NOTE; The SAM LEWIS was renamed CHAMPION [see rename list]

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: hay, &c.
Remarks: Recovered, renamed CHAMPION
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.971111 Longitude: -80.985833
William R. McNeil
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Sam Lewis (Propeller), aground, 14 Nov 1871