The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Maria (Scow), aground, 1 Nov 1869

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Disasters on Lake Huron - The Milwaukee Sentinel reports the following:
The scow MARIA with a cargo of supplies for Alpena, was totally wrecked on Skilagallee Reef. All hands are supposed to be lost.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 24, 1869

Marine Disasters. -- Detroit, Nov. 20. -- The following has been received from Lake Huron: -- Schooner COLUMBIAN ashore and full of water, DUNCAN CITY and a bark supposed to be the GOLDEN WEST, are ashore above Presque Isle; bark ORIENTA, schooners PLYMOUTH ROCK, BAHAMA, and six others, named unknown, are ashore at the Straits of Mackinac, an unknown bark on the foot of Bois Blanc Island; scow MARIA, with a cargo of supplies for Alpena, a total loss; Skillagalee, supposed all hands lost......
      Toledo Blade
      November 22, 1869
The scow-schooner MARIA, employed in the Toledo and Lake Huron trade during the past season, is reported by telegraph a total loss -- the locality not stated. The MARIA was commanded by Capt. Peer and bound to Alpena with a cargo of supplies for the lumbermen in that vicinity. It is supposed her entire crew were lost.
      Toledo Blade
      November 23, 1869

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Reason: aground
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.6764 Longitude: -85.17312
William R. McNeil
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Maria (Scow), aground, 1 Nov 1869