The steamer NORMAN in attempting to enter Pentwater missed the river and went ashore. - Ludington Report.
Nov. 15, 1883
Pentwater, Mich., Nov. 12. -- The schooner CHARLES LULING, in attempting to make port Sunday at 1 o'clock struck the pier and went on the beach. She is high and dry and no lives lost. She is insured. About 2 o'clock the same day the steambarge NORMAN, owned by R.G. Peters, of Manistee, attempted to make port but struck the pier, and went on the beach. The crew were all saved. The barge is a total wreck; no insurance. She had on board seventy tons of coal.
J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883
The Schooner CHARLES LULING and steambarge NORMAN were driven high up on the beach here on the 11th. but no lives lost.- Pentwater Report
Nov. 15, 1883
The burning of the Canadian steambarge NORMAN wipes out the last of the NORMAN Line from the lakes. The schooner NORMAN went ashore on Hogg Island Reef, and the American steambarge NORMAN went to pieces at Pentwater.
Dec. 6, 1883
NORMAN Stmr. 463 tons. 19 years of age. Valued at $18,000. a total loss on Lake Michigan in 1883
Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
Marine Record, December 27, 1883
Steam screw NORMAN.* U. S. No. 18167. Of 465.00 tons gross; 388.01 tons net. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1863. Home port, Manistee, Mich.
* Denotes vessel Lost, wrecked, or otherwise out of service.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884