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Amazon (Propeller), U105252, aground, 1 Nov 1873

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Detroit, Nov. 1 - The bark L.C. WOODRUFF went ashore last night at the Sand Hills below Port Burwell. The crew were all saved.
      Detroit, Nov. 2 - The stmr. AMAZON, schrs. E.J. JUDD and C.B. JONES are ashore on the north side of North Manitou. The stmr. FRED KELLY is ashore near Escanaba. The schr. J.W. NICHOLAS is a total wreck at Point au Pelee. The bark CAMBRIA is ashore at Long Point and the L.C. WOODRUFF ten miles below Burwell.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, November 4, 1873

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      Detroit, Nov. 9 - The steamship AMAZON which got ashore at Manitou, is a total loss.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, November 10, 1873

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The steam barge AMAZON was broken up after unsuccessful attempts by the wreckers to get her off.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, November 10, 1873
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      Detroit, Nov. 11 - The steamship AMAZON has been abandoned and the wreckers are returning.
      The Toronto Mail
      Wednesday, November 14, 1873

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      Steam ship AMAZON of 1406 tons, owned Bay City by Balantine. Bound from Cleveland to Chicago, went ashore at Manitou and abandoned, a total loss, October 1873. Loss to ship $100,000; loss to cargo $75,000. Insurance on ship $70,000; insurance on cargo $33,000.
      Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes
      1863 to 1873. Report of U.S. Coast Guard

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E.M. Peck, President of the N.T. Co., owner of the steamer AMAZON, Capt. Wm. Robertson, marine insurance agent, Buffalo and Capt. J. Nicholson, of the Detroit Fire & Marine Insurance Co., have gone to the scene of the disaster, with a view of examining and determining whether the wreck can be raised.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 14, 1874 3-5

Capt. W.D. Robinson, Marine Inspector of Buffalo, who proceeded a few days since to the North Manitou to examine into the condition of the stm. AMAZON, ashore at that place, has returned. The result of his examination is that she can be got afloat. It however, will require a large outlay to place her in proper repair.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 19, 1874 3-5

We learn that the underwriters have contracted with responsible parties to raise the stm. AMAZON, sunk off the North Manious, and deliver her in Detroit for the sum of $9,500. It is estimated that she can be put in a condition for about $35,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 22, 1874 3-5

The schr. E.T. JUDD, which it will be remembered found the shore last Fall at North Manitou, along with the stm. AMAZON, which had her in tow, is again afloat and en route from Milwaukee with a cargo of 29,000 bu. wheat for Buffalo. The JUDD is being consorted on her present voyage by the stm. EQUINOX. Her principal overhauling was recaulking.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 13, 1874 3-6

The stranding of the stm. AMAZON on North Manitou Island at the foot of Lake Michigan, last season with her barges, is doubtless fresh in the minds of all. The AMAZON and her barges were new, and she was one of the finest steamers afloat, and her construction and outfit has all the modern improvements necessary to successful navigation. A special dispatch from Pt. St. Ignace, Staits of Mackinaw, June 25, says: "The wrecking tug LEVIATHAN has just arrived with the stm. AMAZON, from the North Manitou Island. We leave for Detroit in the morning (Friday.)"
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 29, 1874 3-5

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Amazon (Propeller), U105252, aground, 1 Nov 1873