The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mayflower (Scow), aground, 26 Aug 1875

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A vessel named the MAYFLOWER was sunk Tuesday off Kelley's Island. She was loaded with stone. The crew were saved.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 27, 1875 3-4

The MAYFLOWER sunk in Lake Erie Tuesday with a cargo of stone.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, August 27, 1875

The scow MAYFLOWER which sunk off Marblehead on Tuesday, lies in 30 ft. of water, with most of her cargo of stone on board. No cause for her sinking can be assigned, as the first that was known she was leaking badly and settling.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 28, 1875 3-4

The scow MAYFLOWER which was recently sunk off Marblehead, has been towed by the wrecking tug MONITOR to within 30 rods of Huntington's Dock, Kelly's Island, where she now lies, her railing above water. Most of her cargo of stone was thrown overboard before the vessel went down.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Thursday, September 2, 1875

The scow MAYFLOWER, which was sunk off Marblehead and afterwards towed to Kelley's Island, has been abandoned as a total wreck.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 8, 1875

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: stone
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.60422 Longitude: -82.7074
William R. McNeil
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Mayflower (Scow), aground, 26 Aug 1875