The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Champion (Propeller), broke machinery, 26 Sep 1887

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Detroit.---The tug CHAMPION, while coming up the river with six vessels in tow, broke down off Sandwich Point and was towed to Hodge's dock by the tug DAVE AND MOSE, where she will receive a new crank pin. The damage is estimated at $3,000 and it will be a week before she will be out.
      The Marine record
      Thurs. Sept. 29, 1887 p. 5

Tug CHAMPION, of 147 tons. Built 1868 and owned by Grummond. Home port, Detroit. On September 26, 1887 vessel became disabled on Lake Erie. Property loss, hull $3,000.
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.28318 Longitude: -83.05925
William R. McNeil
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Champion (Propeller), broke machinery, 26 Sep 1887