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Acme (Propeller), U90671, sunk, 14 Oct 1893

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      A List Of Vessels Known To Have Suffered In Saturday's Gale.
Chicago, Oct. 16. - The severity of the northwest gale that has swept the Great Lakes for the past 48 hours has not been exceeded during the season of navigation for the past 10 years. The list of wrecks, in proportion to the number of vessels which were out in the gale, is larger, perhaps, than in the history of the latter day marine. That there has been large loss of life now seems certain, but it may be several days before it is known just how many
sailors perished.
      Following is the list of wrecks thus far reported: Yacht ENTERPRISE ashore Lion's Head, Lion's Bay; steamer C.F. CURTIS, schooners ISABEL REID and NELSON HOLLAND, barges SWEEPSTAKE and KNIGHT TEMPLAR ashore, Cheboygan, Mich.; tug ACME foundered Lake Huron; schooner VOLUNTEER stranded Port Austin, Ont.; schooner FALCONER ashore, Lake Ontario; unknown schooner ashore near Manistee; schooner JOHN T. MOTT, sunk Fairport, O.; schooner AMBOY, ashore Buffalo; schooner MONT BLANC, waterlogged, Buffalo; steamer SCHUYLKILL, stranded Bar Point; steamer MARITANA, stranded Elliott Point; schooner IRONTON ashore Bay MIlls, Lake Superior.
      Dispatches from all points along the west shore of Lake Huron and the eastern end of Lake Superior indicate that the storm increased greatly in violence as night came on and at midnight the storm was at its height, but most of the lake fleet had succeeded in reaching shelter.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, October 16, 1893 p.5, c.8

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      The MINNEHAHA loaded with corn went ashore on Saturday afternoon near Manistee. 6 killed, one saved. A few minutes after striking the bar the vessel broke in two and within half an hour nothing but the bow was left. There were no life-preservers on board.
The barge J.D. SAWYER was cut adrift by the B.W. ARNOLD near the Beavers in the saturday evening terrific gale. She is presumed lost.
      Eighteen were lost as the steamer DEAN RICHMOND goes down off Dunkirk, N.Y. She was chartered to the Toledo, St. Louis & Kansas City Line.
The barge HECLA is ashore at Wellington, Ontario.
The Barge J.C. MARTIN is ashore at Racine.
The tug ACME foundered on Lake Huron near Black River. None lost.
The schooners MORTON and CASTALIA are ashore near Sault Ste. Marie.
The steamer E.P. CURTIS and tow, ISABEL REED, T.S. FASSET and NELSON HOLLAND are ashore near Cheboygan.
The schooner CRAWFORD is ashore on Bois Blanc Island, Straits of Mackinac.
The schooner YOUKON is ashore at Waiski Bay.
The barges KNIGHT TEMPLAR and SWEEPSTAKES, consorts of the steamer SALINE, are ashore between Cheboygan and Duncan.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 16, 1893

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      A remarkable circumstance was brought to the notice of the Custom House today. It was the finding of the vessel book of the tug ACME, which foundered on Lake Huron, Saturday, October 14.
      After a month the book came to the surface and was found floating in the waters of Black Rock harbor today. It contains the receipts and disbursments, towing account and shipping articles of the ACME. The last entry was made Oct. 8. According to the book Dorin Elliott was captain.
      The book was in good condition, except that it was wet and out of shape. It must have traveled down the lakes. R.H. Roys of Saginaw, Mich., the owner, has been notified.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, November 11, 1893 p.1, c.7

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      Tug ACME foundered off Black River, October 13, 1893. valued at $22,000. owned by Michigan Log & Towing Co. Bay City.
      Vessel losses in 1893
      Marine Review
      December 14, 1893

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      Steam screw ACME.* U.S. No. 90671. Of 320.46 tons gross; 234.06 tons net. Built at New Jerusalem, Ohio in 1874. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 124.0 x 24.5 x 12.0 and 200 nominal horsepower.
      * Formerly steamer MUSIC.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1892
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Steam screw MUSIC.* U. S. No. 90671. Of 320 tons gross. Built New Jerusalem, O. 1874. 124.0 24.5 x 12.0
      * renamed ACME - U. S. - 1891 [ Foundered near Black River, Ohio, 1893 ]
      Herman Runge List

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Hull damage: $22,000
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.81612 Longitude: -83.29913
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Acme (Propeller), U90671, sunk, 14 Oct 1893