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Laketon (Propeller), aground, 24 Oct 1887

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Propeller LAKETON, of 147 Tons. Built 1868. Home port, Bay City. Owned by Mitchell. Class A 2. On October 24, 1887, vessel, with a cargo listed as sundries, went ashore on Lake Superior, and became a total loss. Property los, hull $7,000 cargo $3,500
      1887 Casualty List (Total Loss)
      Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4

Bay City.---The propeller LAKETON, owned by Captain Sprague of this city, which lies buried in the sand on the beach, forty miles west of White Fish Point, has been abandoned for the winter, having been stripped and a part of her cargo of lumbermen's supplies saved.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 10, 1887 p.5

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $7,000
Cargo: $3,500
Freight: sundries
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.76947 Longitude: -84.95258
William R. McNeil
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Laketon (Propeller), aground, 24 Oct 1887