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......
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.
November 23, 1869
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Michigan, United States
- William R. McNeil
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