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Emma L. Coyne (Bark), aground, 21 Sep 1868

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WRECK OF THE BARK 'EMMA L. COYNE' -- The following special telegram was received: - Escanaba, Sept. 21. -- The bark EMMA L. COYNE is ashore on the rocks in Rock Island Passage. She went on at - o'clock yesterday morning. She will probably prove a total loss.
      Chicago Tribune
      Thursday, September 24, 1868
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THE BARK 'E. L. COYNE' -- Since our last issue we have received the following additional particulars of the disaster to the bark 'EMMA L. COYNE', the dispatch bears date of the 22nd. " At 4 o'clock yesterday morning the bark EMMA L. COYNE, with a cargo of 856 tons of ore from the Jackson Iron Ore Co., struck upon what is known as the 'ten feet spot' in Rock Island Passage - a rocky shoal located about 5 miles Southwest from Martin's Island - and is without doubt, a total loss. Her Captain reports that when he left the vessel this morning her centre-board box had been forced up through her deck, and she was broken in two abaft the main rigging. The COYNE is owned by Captain Hugh Coyne and James Jackson of Detroit. The latter having had command of her from the time she was launched until the present trip, when she was temporarily under the care of Captain Lamphere, formerly of the bark DESOTO. The wrecking tug MAGNET has been dispatched to the assistance of the disabled vessel from Detroit.
      Chicago Tribune
      Friday, September 25, 1868

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.74525 Longitude: -87.06458
William R. McNeil
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Emma L. Coyne (Bark), aground, 21 Sep 1868