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Favorite (Propeller), capsized, 1 Oct 1874

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Propeller tug FAVORITE, capsized by schooner W. KELLER at Bar Point, October 1874. One life lost. Property loss $2,000.
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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The tug FAVORITE, after towing the schr. WILLIE KELLER to Lake Erie, attempting to throw off the line, but it became joined and the schooner moving rapidly, capsized the tug and she sunk. The woman cook was drowned.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 2, 1874 3-6

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The tug FAVORITE at 10:30 October 31, with the schoner WILLIE KEELER in tow, sank in Lake Erie near Bar Point. The schooner suddly sheered and before the tow line could be cast off, the FAVORITE capsized and sunk. One life was lost, the other crew members clung to the upper works, which became detached and were rescued by the schooner's small boat.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, November 2, 1874

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We learn by a dispatch from Detroit that the tug FAVORITE ashore at Bar Pt., has been got off and arrived in port.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 9, 1874 3-6

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The tug FAVORITE which arrived up yesterday, lies near the foot of Woodward Ave. and is a good specimen of a wreck. The hull is as dry as a whisle but everything above the main deck is clean gone. The smoke stack was left for the fishes to play with, while the engine looks like a collection of old iron, and a whole section of the bulwarks is an exception. The raising of the wreck, performed under the direction of Capt. Lew. Horn, assisted by John Burke, a young diver, is a feat worthy of mention. The hull lay in 20 ft. of water, yet in 17 hours after the chains were put under it it was lying at the dock in Malden. None of the parties who were connected with the job, it should be said, are professional wreckers. The body of the cook Mrs. Eliza Munro, was not found with the wreck, and from the place at which the accident happened it may never be. - Detroit Post, 10th.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 11, 1874 3-5

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 1
Hull damage: $2,000
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Favorite (Propeller), capsized, 1 Oct 1874