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E. M. Peck (Propeller), sunk, 2 Nov 1878

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LOST IN A GOOD CAUSE. - Information was received here on Saturday to the effect that the tugs E.M. PECK and MYSTIC, which went from the Sault to the assistance of the propeller QUEBEC, were wrecked near where she lies, one being on the beach and the other sunk below her decks. Both crews were saved and were taken to St. Joseph Island.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Monday, November 4, 1878

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      The steamer MAGNET left yesterday to go to the assistance of the steamer QUEBEC and the tugs MYSTIC and E. M. PECK. Sunday before last the QUEBEC of the Sarnian and Lake Superior Line, went ashore on a reef northwest of Cockburn Islands during a snow storm, and the abovce tugs went to her assistance, when they got ashore also. Onr tug lies in nine feet of water and the other in five feet of water, and both are covered with snow and ice.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, November 5, 1878

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      Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Nov. 12. -- The tugs MOCKING BIRD, PRINCE ALFRED, CUSHING, DISPATCH, and the propeller ONTARIO pulled the propeller QUEBEC off on Sunday, with the loss of her wheel, rudder and shoe. She is not seriously damaged otherwise. Her own pumps keep her free. She was towed to Sarnia by the tug MOCKING BIRD.
      The tugs PECK and MYSTIC will be rescued tomorrow. They are also reported not seriously damaged.
      Toronto, Ont., Nov. 12. -- The propeller QUEBEC of the Beatty Line, which was ashore on Cockburn Island, and which was got off by the propeller ONTARIO, and the tugs PRINCE ALFRED, MOCKING BIRD, and MAGNET arrived at Windsor this evening in tow of the Canada Wrecking Company's tug PRINCE ALFRED. She will go into dry dock at Detroit, and be put in first class condition for next season's service.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Wednesday, November 13, 1878

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.924444 Longitude: -83.370555
William R. McNeil
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E. M. Peck (Propeller), sunk, 2 Nov 1878