The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George C. Finney (Schooner), U10545, collision, 5 May 1881

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Dispatches received here yesterday announces the striking of the steam barge TECUMSEH, with the schooner G.C. FINNEY in tow, on the wreck of the schooner SWEETHEART, sunk near the mouth of the St. Clair River last fall. She was making about 3 inches per hour. Three Detroit river tugs tried to release her, but could not do so. The FINNEY went on under sail, being uninjured. Another attempt was to have been made yesterday afternoon to release her with pontoons and tugs.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 5, 1881 1-7

GEORGE C. FINNEY, schooner. Official U. S. Number 10545, of 300.66 gross tons, 285.63 net tons. Built at Oswego in 1866. Home port, Buffalo. 136.7 x 26 x 10.8
      List of Merchant Vessels of U. S. A., 1891

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George C. Finney (Schooner), U10545, collision, 5 May 1881