Detroit, May 11 - The tug MILLS, of 350 tons burden, was sunk in ninety feet of water off Sand Beach, Lake Huron, yesterday morning, while attempting to take the barge UNADILLA in tow, resulting in a collision, vessel uninjured.
The Toronto Mail
Friday, May 12, 1873
A LOST TUG FOUND.
Mr. M.B. Kean, of this city, has received intimation through Mr. Whitman, of Sand Beach, that a fisherman of that village has found the resting place of the tug M.I. MILLS. The MILLS was sunk many years ago, somewhere near Forrester, but exactly where no one has heretofore been able to find out. Some say she went down in 1869, having sprung a leak while bucking ice, and other say she was upset by a schooner which she was attempting to pick up. Whether the report is true or not cannot be ascertained until Mr. Kean, who is out of the city, returns home.
Detroit Post & Tribune
Thursday, May 29, 1879
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Tug M.I. MILLS, of 152 tons. Owned in Detroit by M.B. Kean. Bound from Detroit to Port Huron, sunk off Sand Beach, Lake Huron, by collision, a total loss, May 1873. Loss to ship $28,000. No insurance.
Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes
1863 to 1873 Report of U. S. Coast Guard
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