The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit (Barge), aground, 1 Nov 1874

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DETROIT Barge, ashore and total loss at Point Abino, Lake Erie, November 1874. Property loss $2,000
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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The latest advices report that the barge DETROIT, of the NEW YORK's tow, ashore near Pt. Abino, has gone to pieces and the McGILVRA is breaking up. It is thought that the schr. WEBER will do likelwise.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 6, 1874 3-5

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      The loss of the old barge DETROIT and the schooner WILD ROVER removes from the records of Lake Shipping the vessels which have served well and faithfully for many years. The DETROIT was the first built propeller of Detroit, was 200 tons burthen and came into commission in 1845. She was got up by J.W. Lawson, a well known forwarding merchant in those days. The WILD ROVER was in her 19th year and was built at Fairport by Wilson & Fountain. The DETROIT terminated her existance at Point Abino and the ROVER two miles above Long Point.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, November 10, 1874

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $2,000
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
William R. McNeil
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Detroit (Barge), aground, 1 Nov 1874