The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Joseph Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 5 November 1870

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The scow Union, of South Haven, after successfully weathering the severe gale of Sunday and Sunday night, came safely into the harbor on Monday morning, only to strike two sunken piles at the eastern extremity of the north pier. In ten minutes the stern had sunk in 18 feet of water and the scow hung on the piles. One of these soon worked loose. In the evening shortly after dusk the other pile worked loose, the scow careened to the eastward and went out of sight. She was then in a dangerous position athwart the current and channel of the river, held, however, by a strong new hawser. The same evening, the hawser was discovered to have parted, and the current to have carried the scow to the end of the piers to the end of the south pier where it is possible for the wreck to become a dangerous obstruction to the harbor entrance.

Later. The Union has gone to pieces. She was owned by the Captain who has lost his all.

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A separate brief article in the same edition of the paper reported that the tug Daisy Lee went out and pulled the wreck to pieces so as to clear the harbor.
Date of Original:
Saturday, 5 November 1870
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Robert C. Myers
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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St. Joseph Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 5 November 1870