The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Anna Dobbins (Propeller), U395, sunk, 24 Sep 1886

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The tug ANNA DOBBINS, from Cleveland to Bay City with a tow, sank last Friday night in ten fathoms of water, 8 miles northeast of the Charities. The crew were saved. Her stern pipe gave out.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, September 27, 1886

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Bay City. - The ANNA P. DOBBINS has been raised and she is in Bay City. She will be ready for service in about a month. The injuries which caused her to sink near the Charities last fall are not serious, and her repairs will not be costly.
      The Marine Record
      Thursday, June 30, 1887 p.5

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      The tug ANNA P. DOBBINS, sunk in deep water, near the Charity Islands last fall, has been raised and is in Bay City.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 29, 1887 6-2

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Steam screw ANNA DOBBINS. U.S. No. 395. Of 82.70 gross tons; 41.35 tons net. Built 1852 at Buffalo, N.Y. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 97.8 x 18.0 x 9.0 of 292 nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1886
NOTE:- There was no ANNA P. DOBBINS.

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Reason: sunk
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.0314 Longitude: -83.43552
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Anna Dobbins (Propeller), U395, sunk, 24 Sep 1886