The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
(Schooner), sunk

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NEWS FROM ALPENA - The steam wrecking barge MONITOR is now here and still in command of Capt. Gill Traverse. Her operations thus far this season cover the following wrecks: Schooner EMPIRE STATE, sunk October or November of last year, from which 400 tons of iron ore were obtained; a schooner, name unknown, lying inside of Middle Island, and which has been there many years, 80 tons; schooner NESHOTO, sunk in 1872, from which 120 tons of ore were saved, and in which much more remain; schooner WAVERTREE, on which the MONITOR is at work now, and which so far, has yielded 250 tons of ore. After all is taken from her the MONITOR will go to the wreck of the old schooner BUCKINGHAM, sunk about one mile below Black River Island, on Black River Reef. But very little remains to mark the resting place of any of the above named vessels, excepting the last two. (part)
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, September 5, 1878

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Reason: sunk
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.19251 Longitude: -83.3272
William R. McNeil
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(Schooner), sunk