The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Newburgh (Propeller), aground, 9 Dec 1892

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Chicago dispatches state that the NEWBURGH has been abandoned to the underwriters.
      This mornings dispatches give tidings of three bad mishaps on Lake Erie. The steamer NEWBURGH of the Lackawanna Line is ashore near Port Burwell, above Long Point, and dispatches from her master, Capt. Dunn state that she is full of water. She has a cargo of flour and pig iron for Buffalo. The NEWBURGH got out of her course in a snow storm and it is feared she is in a bad way. She was built in 1871 at Buffalo by the Union Drydock Company and is valued at about $50,000. Buffalo and Port Colborne tugs have gone to her assistance.
      The steamer F. & P. M. No. 2, is also ashore about three miles this side of the NEWBURGH. She has package freight, mostly flour, from Gladstone. No particulars concerning her condition have yet been received.
      The steamer SUSAN E. PECK, owned by Capt, John Green, collided with the schooner NELSON of the FOLSOM tow Sunday morning at Lime Kilns Crossing and the latter sunk about 2 miles below Bois Blanc Island in 21 feet of water. The schooner had a cargo of grain for Buffalo.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, November 21, 1892

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      Stmr. NEWBURG stranded and became a total loss in a heavy southwest gale on Lake Erie, with a heavy snow storm, December 9, 1892. No lives lost. Estimate value of vassel and cargo $90,000.
      U.S. Weather Bureau's Report on Wrecks
      Occurring on the Great Lakes, 1885 to 1893

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      The little Canadian steam-barge A.H. JENNIE took out a clearance from Port Dover July 28th. and her captain presenting it at the Custom House today. The JENNIE has been at work on the cargo of the NEWBURG, on the north shore, and brought in a quantity of pig iron and scrap iron.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      August 23, 1893 7-4

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The barge AMERICAN GIANT came in Sunday from Long Point with the machinery of the steamer NEWBURG which was wrecked there two or three years ago.
      Marine Record
      July 11, 1895
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      The boiler of the steamer NEWBURG, which went ashore on the north shore of Lake Erie beyond Long Point, several years ago, is to go into the steamer RUBE RICHARDS.
      Marine Record
      January 9, 1896

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WILLIAM H. TWEED Built 1871 at Buffalo a wooden package freight propeller of 1299 gross tons, 1159 net tons. U. S. Number 80265. 216 x 33 x 13.5. Renamed NEWBURGH in 1874. Stranded November 19, 1892, 10 miles above Long Point, Lake Erie.
      Fleet Master List
      by Richard Wright

      Formerly the WILLIAM M. TWEED

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $90,000
Cargo: inc.
Freight: pig iron
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Newburgh (Propeller), aground, 9 Dec 1892