The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Andrew Stevens (Bark), aground, 1 Nov 1867

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VESSEL ASHORE. - The bark ANDREW STEVENS, which sailed from here a few days
since for Georgian Bay, on her arrival at or near her destination she ran upon one of those dangerous reefs so numerous in that locality, and will fare hard ere she gets afloat, if not totally wrecked. She is a vessel 12 years old, 417 tons burthen, built at Hamilton, and was owned at that port until quite recently. Being so far advanced in years it is barely possible that she will ever reach port again. The tug B.B. JONES has gone to her relief with a steam
      Detroit Free Press
      November 15, 1867

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The bark ANDREW STEVENS - This old vessel, it is surmised by several in all probability has become a total wreck, and is hardly worth going after, except for anchors and chains and other outfit.
Two attempts have been made by tugs with steam pumps from this port to reach the locality where it is stated she was lost, but in each instant the turbulent state of the weather forced them to return, and subsequently to abandon the project.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 25, 1867

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ANDREW STEPHENS. schooner of 551 tons. built Hamilton by J. White in 1855. Owned by Battle. Value $5,000 Class B 2
      1871 Classification of Lake Vessels
      and Barges, Board of Marine Inspectors

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ANDREW STEVENS (C) Barge of 417 tons. Built Hamilton 1855 by J. White. Owned by Hall. Registered at Toronto. Class B 2 Value $5,000 Remarks--Formerly bark. repaired 1872
      Lake Vessel Register for 1875
      National Board of Lake Underwriters


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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.515555 Longitude: -81.070277
William R. McNeil
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Andrew Stevens (Bark), aground, 1 Nov 1867