The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northerner (Propeller), burnt, 12 Nov 1887

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Table of Total Losses for 1887 - Propeller NORTHERNER, on November 12, 1886, burned at Kelleys Island, Lake Erie. Built 1876, of 1038 tons; owned by Nicoll. Pecuniary Loss $95,000
      1887 Casualty List (Total Loss)
      Marine Record
      December 30, 1887 p.6

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Capt. Thomas Maytham has purchased the wreck of the burned steamer NORTHERNER of Ward's Line, burned at Kelley's Island last fall for $2,500
      The Marine Record
      January 27, 1887 p.1

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      Capt. Edward Maytham is in Cleveland making arrangements for towing the bottom of the prop. NORTHERNER to that port. It will be remembered that she burned at the Islands last fall, and after the accident Capt. Maytham became the purchaser of what was left of her. As soon as the ice will permit a Cleveland tug will bring what is left of the hull of the NORTHERNER to that port. When she arrives she will be put in drydock for temporary repairs. This will enable Capt. Maytham to decide what he will do, whether rebuild her here or calk her bottom and tow her to Buffalo to be rebuilt.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 2, 1887 3-4

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      The burned steamer NORTHERNER will be rebuuilt on the old hull.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, April 21, 1887
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Cleveland.---The propeller NORTHERNER, which arrived at this port some time ago and went into the Cleveland Dry-dock Co's dock, will be rebuilt by that company. The machinery and boiler of the burned steamer appear to be in good condition. She is now lying in Presley's slip and will be cleaned out and trimmed up before she goes into drydock for a rebuild.
      The Marine Record
      May 5, 1887 p.1

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $95,000
Cargo: included
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.60422 Longitude: -82.7074
William R. McNeil
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Northerner (Propeller), burnt, 12 Nov 1887