The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. C. Baldwin (Propeller), U23957, aground, 27 Apr 1877

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      Detroit, April 28. - A dispatch from Alpena reports the steamer C. S. BALDWIN, iron laden, on the reef, near Thunder Bay Light, full of water, but lying easy, and hopes are entertained of saving her.
      Cleveland Herald
      April 30, 1877

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      The steam barge S.C. BALDWIN, during a blinding snow storm on Saturday morning, went ashore on the reef at North Point. The barge was heavily loaded with iron ore, and went down in a short time. The crew were saved by the life boat from the life saving station at Thunder Bay and the little tug FARRAR.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, April 30, 1877

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      The tug WINSLOW, with pumps, etc., has gone to the relief of the steam-barge S. C. BALDWIN, ashore near Thunder Bay Light, Lake Huron.
      Cleveland Herald
      May 2, 1877

There will be about $7,000 expended on the steam barge S.C. BALDWIN, which is now being repaired at detroit. Seventy-five men are steadily working upon her.
      Cleveland Herald
      May 19, 1877

Steam screw S.C. BALDWIN. U. S. No. 23957. Of 418.18 tons. Home port, St. Clair, Mich. Of 287 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.00001 Longitude: -83.39997
William R. McNeil
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S. C. Baldwin (Propeller), U23957, aground, 27 Apr 1877