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Union (Propeller), U25084, aground, 15 Sep 1873

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The latest advice from Marquette regarding the prop. UNION ashore at Sauble Pt. is that all efforts to get her off failed and that she has gone to pieces. She was owned by Mark English, of Green Bay. She was valued at $22,000 and insured for $17,000.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 8, 1873 4-2

WRECK OF THE UNION. -- The propeller UNION, owned by Mr. English, of Green Bay, Wis., and which had been engaged during the season in carrying ore for the Iron Company of Elk Rapids, was wrecked at White Fish Point, Lake Superior lately.
      Charlevoix Sentinel
      October 11, 1873

Propeller UNION, U. S. Official Number 25084. Built 1861 at Manitowoc, of 434 Tons. Stranded at Sable, Lake Superior, September 15, 1873. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A
      1790 - 1868 The Lytle Holdcamper List

FRANKFORT.---Tug JOHN GREGORY, of this port, has been sold to Cleveland parties for $9,000. She will tow at that port. She was built at Green Bay in 1878. Net tonnage, 46.34. She received a new wheel, repairs to boilers, and painted white with green bottom instead of black, her former color. She is a powerful puller, having the engine of the old propeller UNION, a well known boat, wrecked off Marquette, Lake Superior, many years ago.
      The Marine Record
      May 5, 1887 p.5

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.67219 Longitude: -86.14183
William R. McNeil
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Union (Propeller), U25084, aground, 15 Sep 1873