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D. M. Wilson (Propeller), U6772, sunk, 1 Oct 1894

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It is announced from Alpena that the wreck of the steamer D.M. WILSON, sunk two miles northeast of Thunder Bay island light, is an obstruction to navigation. Lights will be hung on the spars of the wreck when weather permits.
      The Marine Review
      November 1, 1894
      The Western Transit Company of Buffalo will evidently make a salvage claim for saving the steamer D. M. WILSON from going down in deep water on Lake Huron a few days ago. Capt. Angus MacDonald of the steamer HUDSON states that the HUDSON was wholly instrumental in getting the WILSON into shallow water. He says that he might have put her on the beach, but that would have exposed her to storms and almost certain destruction. Where she now is she can be raised easily. Capt. MacDonald claims that the crew of the WILSON did not seem very anxious to save their boat, and reports that although her captain said when he first took hold of her that she was nearly full of water and would not remain afloat fifteen minutes, he towed her for six hours afterward. He also claims that the steamer JOHN MITCHELL rendered service of very little account, as she had hold of the WILSON for only a few minutes.
      The Marine Review
      November 8, 1894
The identity of the wreckage that went ashore at Fish point has been settled by Capt. L. E. Hollister of the D. M. WILSON, stating that the wreckage was from the WILSON, which went down off Thunder Bay island, Oct. 27. As missing boats have been accounted for he must be correct.
      The Marine Review
      November 15, 1894
      Alpena, Sept. 3 - The tug ELLA SMITH has found the wreck of the stm. D.M. WILSON, which went down with a cargo of coal off Thunder Bay Island 3 years ago. She lies in 60 ft. of water and appears in good condition. An effort will be made to raise her, or, at least, to recover the machinery.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      September 4, 1897 3-1
The tug SARAH SMITH of Bay City is still at work on the wreck of the steamer D.M. WILSON, sank in Thunder Bay 3 years ago.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, October 12, 1897

Steam screw D.M. WILSON. U. S. No. 6772. Of 757.76 tons gross; 591.74 tons net. Built St. Clair, Mich., 1873. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 179.1 x 32.7 x 12.2 Of 400 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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D. M. Wilson (Propeller), U6772, sunk, 1 Oct 1894