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W. L. Brown (Propeller), U80767, aground, 10 Nov 1885

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The propeller W.L. BROWN struck the south pier while entering Ludington Harbor Tuesday night and stove in her stern. The life-saving crew secured a tug and ran her ashore. Capt. Joseph Moody left the vessel as soon as she struck and has not been seen since.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      Saturday, November 13, 1885

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      Efforts to rescue the LAURA BROWN, ashore in Lake Michigan, have proved unsuccessful and she will probably be abandoned.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Tuesday, July 27, 1886

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NOTE - A vessel by name of LAURA BROWN could not be found, but was included with the above for further research.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.95528 Longitude: -86.45258
William R. McNeil
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W. L. Brown (Propeller), U80767, aground, 10 Nov 1885