The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Reindeer (Scow), capsized, 23 Apr 1867

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Yesterday forenoon, at about 10:00, a sunken vessel in a capsized position was discovered floating down the river, opposite this city, with the crew clinging to the wreck. Capt. George King of the tug HECTOR, discovering the perilous situation of the unfortunate men, with his steamer proceeded at once to their rescue, and was fortunate in not only saving the lives of those on board, but succeeded in towing the wrecked vessel into dock, which proved to be the scow REINDEER, that capsizes a day or 2 since near Hog Island, and of which mention was made at the time. Capt. King is deserving of much credit for so praiseworthy an act, and the nautical skill displayed in carrying it out.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 23, 1867

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.34004 Longitude: -82.98047
William R. McNeil
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Reindeer (Scow), capsized, 23 Apr 1867