The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Seabird (Scow), U23390, capsized, 22 Jul 1883

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The tug EMMA DWYER, with the son-in-law of Captain Henderson, of the wrecked SEABIRD, left here today to look for the wreck, and it is thought some bodies may be found in her cabin. Mr. Conroy, of Chicago, whose wife and daughter were lost on the wreck, is also here in the hopes of recovering their bodies.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, July 1883.

Milwaukee, Wis., July 27. -- It is now believed that ten lives were sacrificed by the SEABIRD disaster, of whom two were women and one a girl, 9 years of age.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, July 1883.

extract of a Court Case in which it is mentioned the SEABIRD being at the bottom of Lake Michigan during the season of 1883.
      Marine Record
      Dec. 6, 1883

SEABIRD Schr. Capsized July 22, 1883. Value $4,00. Loss $4,000
      Casualty List for 1883
      Toronto Globe, Dec. 4, 1883

SEABIRD vessel of 139 tons and 36 years old. a Total loss on Lake Michigan during 1883. Value $1,500.
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

Scow Schooner SEA BIRD. U. S. No. 23390. Of 139.84 tons. Home port, Cleveland, O.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 10
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Seabird (Scow), U23390, capsized, 22 Jul 1883