The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
James Reid (Propeller), sunk, 11 Jun 1887

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JAMES REID Propeller Tug of 88 tons, owned by Runnels. Home port, Port Huron. of 88 tons and A 2. Built 1863. Burnt on Lake Michigan, June 11, 1887. a total loss. Property loss on hull $14,000.
      Casualty List for 1887 (Total losses)
      Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4 & 5

A telegram received Sunday says the tug REID was totally destroyed by fire Saturday in Sturgeon Bay. No details are known
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, June 13, 1887

JAMES REID Official U. S. Number 10234. Propeller of 123.52 Tons Gross 88.35 Tons Net. 90 x 17.4 x 8.7 Built 1863 at Sandusky, Ohio. Home port, Marquette, Mich. Formerly Steam screw.--GENERAL BURNSIDE.
      Merchant Vessel List of the U. S. A. 1886

The hull of the steamer REID, that sunk at the conjuction of the St. Joseph and Paw Paw rivers and the ship canal, has caused a sand bar to form. The harbor master of Benton Harbor will have the wreck raised, or blow it up with dynamite.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      September 29, 1896

NOTE:- The Milwaukee artical on the REID may not be the JAMES REID ?

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Cargo: $2,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.85416 Longitude: -87.39454
William R. McNeil
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James Reid (Propeller), sunk, 11 Jun 1887