The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dolphin (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Jun 1874

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As the schr. DOLPHIN of Chicago was entering Ludington in tow of a tug, she struck a sand scow and was so damaged that she sunk soon after in about 30 ft. of water The damage is estimated at about $800. No blame can be attached to the tug as the vessel was not following her at the time.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 30, 1874 3-5

The schr. DOLPHIN, which sunk last week by running upon a scow while towing into Ludington, is being raised, and will soon be ready to sail.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 10, 1874 3-4

Schooner DOLPHIN, struck a scow and sank at Ludington, June 1874. Loss $1,000.
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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Reason: sunk by collision
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.95528 Longitude: -86.45258
William R. McNeil
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Dolphin (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Jun 1874