The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Marion Egan (Schooner), U7301, aground, 1 Aug 1873

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The schr. MARION EGAN, of Chicago, while enroute from Collingwood, where she had discharged a cargo of grain, to Lake Superior for ore, struck on Cove Island at the entrance to Georgian Bay, and sustained such injury as to cause an abandonment on the part of her owners. She had no cargo on board. The EGAN came out in 1861, and is 345 tons burden. She is owned by Peter Taylor, of Chicago, and is insured for $10,000: $5,000 in the Mercantile Mutual Co., of New York, and a like sum in the Mercantile Insurance Co., of Cleveland, Ohio. A tug, with steam pump, leaves here for the scene of the wreck.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 28, 1873

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The schr. MARION EGAN ashore at Cove Island, and abandoned a few days since by the wreckers, has been sold to Capt. John Demass, for the sum of $500, as she lies.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 5, 1873 3-5

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      The tug BOB ANDERSON returned to port after trying to rescue the schooner MARION EGAN, the outfit of the schooner was put on board the schooner H.W. JOHNSON which also attempted to salvage. The EGAN has been abandoned for the present time
      Toronto Globe
      September 5, 1873
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The schr. MARION EGAN ashore at Cove island, has been got off in good order and arrived at Detroit on Monday. it is said $3,000 will put her in good repair.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 1, 1873 3-5

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The MARION EGAN has been rebuilt at Detroit and it is reported will sail for Chicago Tuesday and enter the grain trade, under the command of Capt. J. Ibottson.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 11, 1873 3-5

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.306666 Longitude: -81.725
William R. McNeil
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Marion Egan (Schooner), U7301, aground, 1 Aug 1873