The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Avon (Propeller), U105733, collision, 1880

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The Milwaukee Sentinel has the following: "The barge THOMAS A. SCOTT, sunk at her anchors in the bay here last fall by the Union Steamboat Company's propeller AVON, is now the property of the underwriters, they having paid all losses resulting from the disaster. It is probable an attempt will be made to raise the craft, but upon this point no conclusion has as yet been reached, and none will be until all floating ice has disappeared from the lake. The report printed in some of the city papers some time ago that the SCOTT was breaking up and coming to the surface is untrue, a floating spar still attached to the hull by the standing rigging being the only wreckage that can be discovered. A settlement of the suit instutated agains the Union Steamboat Company has also been effected, but the terms cannot be learned. As 75 per cent of the loss was demanded, and 50 per cent offered. It is probable a rate between the two was finally agreed upon.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, March 25, 1881

Steam screw AVON. U. S. No. 105733. Of 1702.33 tons gross; 1538.84 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1877. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 251.1 x 35.4 x 15.1. Of 500 nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Avon (Propeller), U105733, collision, 1880