The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
F. & P. M. No. 2 (Propeller), aground, 20 Nov 1892

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Chicago dispatches state that the NEWBURGH has been abandoned to the underwriters.
      This mornings dispatches give tidings of three bad mishaps on Lake Erie. The steamer NEWBURGH of the Lackawanna Line is ashore near Port Burwell, above Long Point, and dispatches from her master, Capt. Dunn state that she is full of water. She has a cargo of flour and pig iron for Buffalo. The NEWBURGH got out of her course in a snow storm and it is feared she is in a bad way. She was built in 1871 at Buffalo by the Union Drydock Company and is valued at about $50,000. Buffalo and Port Colborne tugs have gone to her assistance.
      The steamer F. & P. M. No. 2, is also ashore about three miles this side of the NEWBURGH. She has package freight, mostly flour, from Gladstone. No particulars concerning her condition have yet been received.
      The steamer SUSAN E. PECK, owned by Capt, John Green, collided with the schooner NELSON of the FOLSOM tow Sunday morning at Lime Kilns Crossing and the latter sunk about 2 miles below Bois Blanc Island in 21 feet of water. The schooner had a cargo of grain for Buffalo.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, November 21, 1892

Chicago, Nov, 25. -- Advices to underwriters state that the cargo of the steamer F. & P. M. No.2, stranded on the North Shore of Lake Erie, is being thrown overboard with the hope of getting the boat afloat before the winter sets in. The cargo will be nearly a total loss.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, November 25, 1892
Chicago, Nov. 26. -- Wrecking Master Rardon telegraphs today that the steamer F. & P. M. No. 2 was got off the beach on the north shore of Lake Erie last night. About all her cargo was thrown overboard. The steamer looks to be in good condition, and it is not leaking much. One steam pump working part of the time, keeps her free of water.
      The Canadian shore for 20 miles is covered with flour and other merchandise lost off the NEWBURGH and the F. & P. M. No. 2. The people in the region have enough flour to last them for many years. The F. & P. M. will be taken to Detroit.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, November 26, 1892

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Reason: aground
Freight: flour
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.65009 Longitude: -80.8164
William R. McNeil
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F. & P. M. No. 2 (Propeller), aground, 20 Nov 1892