Antelope (Steam yacht), aground/sunk, 25 Jun 1879
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THE STEAM YACHT ANTELOPE SUNK IN LAKE SUPERIOR
Sault Ste. Marie, June 27. -- News has just reached here that the steam yacht ANTELOPE of this place was wrecked on Michipocoton Island, Lake Superior, a few days ago. The Captain, Samuel Ashman, returned on the propeller CITY OF OWEN SOUND. From him it is learned that she was chartered by an exploring party to visit some mines on the north shore of the lake. On last Saturday night, while on her way back, and in charge of a pilot who was engaged by the party for the trip, she ran on a reef off the end of the Island. The crew experienced great difficulty in keeping her baled out and from going to pieces, as the sea was running high. On Sunday they hailed the CITY OF OWEN SOUND as she passed, and she went to their assistance. Making fast to the ANTELOPE, she succeeded in pulling her off, when she at once filled and went down. The line still held on to which a buoy was attached, and she was left. The ANTELOPE was a fine new steam yacht just purchased by Ripley & Masters of this place from parties in Cleveland. She lies in about 120 feet of water, and an attempt will be made to raise her.
Detroit Post & Tribune
June 28, 1879
Propeller MATHESON. * Official Canadian No. 126868. Of 20 tons Gross; 11 tons Reg. Built at Rocky River, Ohio in 1877. Home port, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Owned by John R. Matheson of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 42.0 x 8.6 x 5.0
* formerly ANTELOPE.
Name Changes from Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada,
on December 31, 1913. Sessional Papers Vol. XLV11 No. 16
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- William R. McNeil
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