The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary R. Robertson (Propeller), sunk, 20 Jul 1878

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The steam barge ROBERTSON met with a slight accident while leaving Byng Inlet mill with a cargo of lumber on Saturday night. The buoy in the river being shoved out of the regular channel, she struck a rock, making a hole in her side. She ran back to Inlet Mill, and sank in ten feet of water. She will be raised.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Friday, July 26, 1878

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The steam barge destroyed by fire at Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay, together with a mill and six million feet of lumber, as reported in Wednesday's dispatches, is thought to be the MARY R. ROBERTSON, as on Saturday night last the ROBERTSON in leaving Byng Inlet, got out of the regular channel through the displacement of the buoy, and ran upon a rock, sustaining damages which caused her to sink in ten feet of water shortly after getting back to the inlet mill.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 30, 1878

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.770555 Longitude: -80.546111
William R. McNeil
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Mary R. Robertson (Propeller), sunk, 20 Jul 1878