The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Meteor (Steamboat), struck rock, 31 May 1883

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METEOR Steamer of 180 Tons Reg. and 17 years of age. Home port, Montreal. Bound from Serpent River to Midland, Ont., on May 31,1883, stranded on an unknown rock near St. John's Island, 13 miles from Serpent River. A partial loss, amount $4,000
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1883
      Department of Marine and Fisheries

Detroit, Mich., June 13. -- Murphy's wrecking tug MICHIGAN released the steamer MAGNET ashore at Georgian Bay, and then went to the assistance of the steamer METEOR on the rocks at Spanish River, but was unable to release her as she had a rock up through her bottom. The MICHIGAN returned here this morning, and will leave again tonight with pontoons to raise the METEOR. S.A. Murphy has taken the contract to release her.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, June 1883

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Reason: struck rock
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,000
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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Meteor (Steamboat), struck rock, 31 May 1883