The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Scotia (Propeller), U115271, aground, 24 Oct 1884

Full Text

Propeller SCOTIA, Home port, Buffalo. On October 24, 1884 the propeller went ashore at Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior, with no cargo, and became a total loss. Value $80,000. Insurance $60,000
      Disasters to Lake Shipping, 1884
      Cleveland Herald
      November 28, 1884

      . . . . .
      Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 8. - The tug T.M. MOORE and lighter NIAGARA arrived last night from the wreck of the propeller SCOTIA, which stranded in the fall of 1884 on Keweenaw Point, about eight miles below Copper Harbor. This expedition with Johnson of Detroit, as wrecking master and Dwyer of the same port as diver, after five weeks work recovered both boilers and both engines in pretty fair shape, and also got up about 150 tons of the iron in the SCOTIA's hull. The smaller parts of the machinery were taken to Buffalo on the NIAGARA, while the heavy pieces with the boilers and scrap iron were left on the dock at Copper Harbor, to be brought down later. The engines were in twenty feet of water, one almost on top of the other, and the boilers were about twenty feet from the engines. The SCOTIA is broken in two almost amidships and the forward portion is in shallow water. Before beginning work the wreckers burned down all of the woodwork above water. The property saved is owned by Thomas Maytham, M.M. Drake and Wiener & Son, and will probably well repay them for its original cost and the expense of getting it.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Monday, August 9, 1886

Steam screw SCOTIA. U. S. No. 115271. Of 1,502.01 tons gross; 1,334.83 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1873. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 231.0 x 35.0 x 13.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: aground
Hull damage: $80,000
Freight: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 47.40157 Longitude: -87.71178
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Scotia (Propeller), U115271, aground, 24 Oct 1884