Mary R. Robinson (Propeller), fire, 29 Jul 1872
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Canadian steam barge. Masters name unknown. Bound from Chicago to Chatim (Chatham, Ont.). Cargo wheat, no lives lost.
The Steam Barge MARY R. ROBINSON with a Schooner in tow, took fire off hog island Shoal on the night of the 29th, July at 9:30 P. M. Fine Clear night, wind S. E. She was Loaded with wheat, which proved a total loss. She was towed afterwards by the tug LEVIATHAN to Chatim (Chatham) in Canada.
Keepers Journal Waugoshance Lighthouse
July 29, 1872.
The propeller M. R. ROBINSON, which left Chicago on the 27th of July for Collingwood with 16,500 bushels of wheat on board, was totally destroyed by fore on the night of the 29th, when off Skillagalee Lighthouse. The crew barely escaped with their lives.
Thursday, August 8, 1872
The steam barge MARY ROBINSON was burned near Mackinac on July 29. The crew escaped to a vessel which was in tow.
Port Huron daily Times
Saturday, August 3, 1872
NOTE: -- Rebuilt as SIMCOE
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Remarks: Rebuilt as SIMCOE
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Michigan, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes