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J. Bigler (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1881

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Detroit, Oct. 8. -- Word was received here today that the schooner JOHN BIGLER, with 625 tons of coal for Marquette, sprung a leak near Spectacle Reef, on Tuesday last, requiring both watches at the pumps. In attempting to enter the river at Detour, she struck the lighthouse reef. She was released by the tug PECK and towed to Gaffney Bay, where she sank in fourteen feet of water. She will be pumped out and towed to Detroit for repairs.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, October 10, 1881

Port Huron, Oct. 9. -- The schooner J. BIGLER arrived here this afternoon in tow of the tug PECK, having sprung a leak and gone ashore at Detour. She was placed on the dry-dock for repairs this afternoon. The tug PECK will wait until the repairs are completed and tow her to Marquette.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, October 11, 1881

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.99446 Longitude: -83.90278
William R. McNeil
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J. Bigler (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1881