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City of Tawas (Bark), U4391, aground, 31 Oct 1877


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The bark CITY OF TAWAS, laden with iron ore for Detroit, struck on the outside bar at St. Joseph, Mich., sprung a leak, drifted ashore, and is a total loss. She was valued at $9,000 and is insured for $6,000.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 1, 1877


The bark CITY OF TAWAS, ashore near St. Joseph, Lake Michigan, is rapidly going to pieces.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 5, 1877



      Buffalo, Nov. 4.-- Captain McKenna telegraphs here that the schooner CITY OF TAWAS has gone to pieces. He has saved all that was possible of the vessel's outfit.
      The schooner ALMEDA is a total loss at Port Glasgow. She is insured , and also her cargo.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November 1877
     


      BARK CITY OF TAWAS A TOTAL LOSS
      [Special Telegram to the Inter Ocean]
St. Joseph, Mich., Oct. 30. -- The bark CITY OF TAWAS, of Detroit, laden with 500 tons of iron ore for the Bangor Furnace Company, went ashore here this morning at 2 o'clock. The Captain says he struck on the outside bar and stove a hole in her bow and sprung aleak, and drifted ashore. She is a total loss. Insured for $5,000. She lies eighty rods south of the SouthP Pier.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November 1877
     
     
     
      Detroit, Nov. 3. - The heavy wind of the last three days, continued in a hurricane last night. Dispatches from Lakes Erie, Michigan and Ontario show that damage to shipping have been numerous and severe. Thursday night, the steam-barge YOUNG HICKORY sprung a leak and sunk off Bar Point, near the mouth of the Detroit River. The engineer, William McAlpin, was drowned. The rest of the crew were saved by the schooner PORTER. The schooners HELEN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, and STARLIGHT were beached near Leamington, Ont. The schooner JANE C. WOODRUFF went ashore last night on the reef near Kingston. The scow FLORA is beached near Grand Haven. The schooner CITY OF TAWAS was beached near St. Joseph last Monday night, and is a total loss. The schooner COLONEL HAYES, of Chicago, went ashore on that beach last night. The steam-barge SWALLOW is ashore near Port Stanley.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 5, 1877


      Captain McKenna telegraphed Saturday that the schooner CITY OF TAWAS had gone to pieces; the pumps have been sent home and the vessel's outfit was being saved. The TAWAS was owned by Captain Drummond of Detroit, valued at $9,000, and insured for $6,000.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 6, 1877


Schooner CITY OF TAWAS. U. S. No. 4391. Of 290.87 tons. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     
     





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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1877
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18616
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.10976 Longitude: -86.48002
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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City of Tawas (Bark), U4391, aground, 31 Oct 1877