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Quebec (Propeller), C71212, aground, 1 Nov 1883

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Port Huron, Mich., Nov. 12. -- The propeller QUEBEC and steamer MANITOBA, schooner EVENING STAR and GLADSTONE ran ashore last night while trying to make Southampton harbor in a heavy snowstorm. The MANITOBA and the vessels are in danger of being total losses. Up to noon today the crews and passengers had not been taken off the vessels and steamers. The QUEBEC is more safe, being inside the reef and near the pier. Both cargoes of the Beatty line boats are insured in the "Big Four' companies, and will prove total losses. Tugs with pumps and working outfit are now working under the orders of Mr. Beatty, who left this morning for the wrecked steamers.
      The EVENING STAR is a small vessel hailing from Goderich.
      The GLADSTONE is light, bound up for cedar ties. She is high and dry.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883

From Lake Huron the sidewheel steamer MANITOBA, and the propeller QUEBEC, both belonging to Beatty's line of Lake Superior steamers, are reported ashore near Southamption, The former I hear will be a total loss. She was built at Port Robinson in 1871, is 524 Tons, and is valued at $33,000. The QUEBEC was laden with merchandise, and was scuttled to prevent pounding to pieces. She was built at Chatham, Ont., in 1874, valued at $50,000, and is 700 tons burden. - Detroit Report
      Marine Record
      Nov. 15, 1883

      Screw propeller QUEBEC. Of 803 tons gross; 547 tons register. Built at Chatham, Ont., in 1874. Home port, Sarnia, Ont. 193.0 x 34.6 x 13.4 Owned by William Beatty, Thorold, Ont.
      List of vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada, on Dec. 31, 1874

QUEBEC, Canadian Official No. 71212, built Chathan, Ont., 1874. Wrecked St. Marys River July 16, 1885. Rebuilt as U.S. F.E. SPINNER.
      Provision List of Canadian
      Steamships 1809 - 1930

NOTE:-- [a] QUEBEC, [b] F.E. SPINNER, [c] HELEN C.

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    Latitude: 44.48339 Longitude: -81.38305
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Quebec (Propeller), C71212, aground, 1 Nov 1883