The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Stockman (Propeller), burnt, 1 Aug 1865

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PROPELLER BURNED.---The Tug STOCKMAN was burned at Findley's Ferry, Bear Creek, on Tuesday night. She went into Bear Creek on that evening. The men turned in at 11 o'clock, leaving her in charge of the watchman, who it seems, deserted his post. The men were awakened by the progress of the fire, and had barely time to escape. She will prove a total loss. Valued at between $4,000 and $5,000. She was owned by captain Bates; Capt. S. Mott, master. Whether insured, we did not hear. She was built at Cleveland in 1852 by Luther Moses, and was 81 tons burthen. She was first engaged among the fisheries at Thunder Bay, and subsequently plied between Port Huron and Detroit.
      Detroit Free press
      September 1, 1865

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Stmr. CANADA, wrecked on Bar Point, Lake Erie. Her machinery was taken out and the hull abandoned.
      Steamer TRAVELLER, wrecked on a rock on Lake Superior. Her engine and machinery have since been recovered.
Propeller PEWABIC, sunk by collision with propeller METEOR, in Lake Huron. Several attempts have been made to raise her, but without success.
* Propeller STOCKMAN, burned at Bear Creek, Canada.
Tug PILOT, burned at Algonac, on St. Clair River.
Steamer WINDSOR, burned in Detroit River on the night of the disastrous confragration of the Detroit & Milwaukee Depot.
Brig ROBERT HOLLISTER, wrecked on Lake Michigan.
      Schr. H.H. BROWN, wrecked on Sandusky Bar.
      Schr. L.D. COMAN, lost near Erie, Pa.
      Schr. E.C. BLISH, wrecked on Lake Michigan.
      Schr. K.L. LANSING, wrecked on Lake Michigan.
      Schr. ILLINOIS, not certain as to this vessel, but think she foundered on Lake Michigan with a cargo of stone. - Detroit Free Press, 21.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 23, 1866

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,500
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.52781 Longitude: -83.02187
William R. McNeil
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Stockman (Propeller), burnt, 1 Aug 1865