The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Abercorn (Propeller), U105361, aground, 1 Oct 1883

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Advices reached here last evening of a marine casualty on Lake Huron, and although it appears in different shapes in two or three papers, as near as can be arrived at is as follows :- The steambarge ABERCORN, having in tow barges LYMAN CASEY and MAIZE, struck on Spectacle Reef on Friday night. The CASEY waterlogged by colliding with the steamer, which was also damaged and broke her wheel, also threw overboard her deckload. The MAIZE was not injured and all were finally released. -- Detroit Report.
      Marine Record
      Oct. 11, 1883

Cheboygan, Mich., Oct. 11. -- The diver repaired the damages to the ABERCORN and CASEY, and both left last night for Port Huron dry dock. They will return and take the MAIZE in tow and proceed to Chicago. -- -- Inter Ocean.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, October, 1883
Steam screw ABERCORN. U. S. No. 105361. Of 260.79 tons gross; 190.83 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1884 ? Home port, Marine City, Mich. 126.1 x 26.1 x 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
NOTE:- The Merchant Vessel List for 1884 and 1885 are in error as to the date of build for ABERCORN, which was 1874 and not 1884.


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.76807 Longitude: -84.13946
William R. McNeil
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Abercorn (Propeller), U105361, aground, 1 Oct 1883