The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 27 Dec., 1876

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LAKE DISASTERS. - Capt. J. W. Hall, who has just prepared the marine statistics of 1876, placed the number of lake disasters at 639; valuation of property lost, $1,173,280; losses of timber rafts on lakes, about $101,000. The greatest losses during any month was in September, amounting to $276,133. The number of disasters this year is 417 less than in 1875. The total number of deaths, either on ship board or on shore, among seamen, 155, of which number 36 were vessel masters, 14 were lost by foundered vessels, 97 drowned, 28 died on shore, 23 were killed accidentally, 2 murdered, 2 committed suicide, 1 was found dead. The new tonnage amounts to 7,461, a falling off from 1875 of 11,517 tons. The lost tonnage amounts to 9,000 tons, and excess over the new tonnage of 1,539 tons. Financially the season of 1876 is the worst on record.

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Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 27 Dec., 1876