The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Satellite (Propeller), sunk, 21 Jun 1879

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Capt. Geo. W. Bone received a despatch from Detroit this morning announcing the loss of the large tug SATELLITE off Whitefish Point, Lake Superior, No particulars.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, June 24, 1879

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The Detroit tug SATELLITE which sprung a leak and sank off Whitefish Point, Lake Superior last Saturday night, was built at Cleveland by Quayle & Martin in the year 1864, measured 149 tons, rated B 1 and was valued at $9,000, in the insurance register. She was insured for $4,000 in the Phoenix, $2,000 in the Detroit Fire & Marine, and $2,000 in the Northwestern National.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, June 26, 1879

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Reason: sunk
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.76947 Longitude: -84.95258
William R. McNeil
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Satellite (Propeller), sunk, 21 Jun 1879