The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dragon (Propeller), aground, 28 Sep 1869

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DRAGON Propeller Tug, ashore at Windmill Point, Lake Erie; a total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      The tug DRAGON, with 2 barges in tow, went on Windmill Reef, Friday night. Tugs were sent to her assistance, but at last accounts she was still on.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 28, 1869 3-4

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      Nothing has yet been done to recover the tug DRAGON sunk on Windmill reef. During the recent heavy wind she rolled over on to her side. Her damage must be serious.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 1, 1869 3-4

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      We learn that the owners of the tug DRAGON, Capt. Brown & Son, have abandoned that vessel which is still on the reef. The Underwriters will take charge of the wreck.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 2, 1869 3-4

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.868333 Longitude: -79.008333
William R. McNeil
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Dragon (Propeller), aground, 28 Sep 1869