The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Tecumseh (Propeller), collision, 2 May 1887

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SAND BEACH.---Tuesday the steamer CITY OF ALPENA's black hull, loomed up, on her first trip on the shore route. After leaving, the passenger steamer CITY OF ALPENA and steambarge TECUMSEH had a collision during a heavy fog four miles northeast of here Tuesday afternoon. The TECUMSEH was bound up with one consort and the ALPENA, down with a large load of passengers and freight. The ALPENA called here. Her stem is badly bent above water, but she was not leaking. The TECUMSEH returned here. She is leaking badly, but can keep herself free with her pumps. The ALPENA struck her a glancing blow amidships.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. May 5, 1887 p.5

      TECUMSEH Propeller of 530 tons, built 1873. Home port, Chatham. Owned by McArthur. Class B 1. On May 2, 1887 vessel, with a cargo of lumber, was in collision on Lake Huron. Damaged. Property loss $2,500.
      Casualty List for 1887 (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, December 15, 1887 p. 4 & 5

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.84168 Longitude: -82.6416
William R. McNeil
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Tecumseh (Propeller), collision, 2 May 1887