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Tecumseh (Schooner), aground, 28 Nov 1882

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The schooner TECUNSEH is reported to have run ashore on Monday morning on the east side of Cove Island on a flat rock. The crew scuttled her, but no further particulars have yet been received.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882

Detroit Jottings, December 6. -- Agents for the insurance company who owned the steambarge TECUMSEH that went ashore at Cove Island, Georgian Bay, last week, have countermanded the order givem for the ERIE BELLE to go up and release her, as it is reported she is breaking up.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2., December 1882
Detroit, Dec. 13. -- A Port Huron despatch says:-- The steambarge TECUMSEH, from Midland, with lumber, due at Windsor last Wednesday reached here today. Fears have been entertained that she was lost. She left Midland December 4th and reached Tobermory at noon on the 6th. On Wednesday she went to Cove Island and secured the rigging and one anchor of the schooner TECUMSEH, and with Captain Cook and crew returned to Tobermory. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning she tried to reach the schooner again, but was prevented by blinding wind and snowstorms. She left on Monday, the 11 th and arrived out of fuel, her lumber cargo looking like a snow mountain. She will leave for Windsor with Captain Cook and part of the crew of the schooner TECUMSEH. Two of the crew started to walk from Tobermory to Marton, [ Wiarton] 52 miles, being afraid the steambarge would not get through.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2., December 1882
      TOTAL LOSSES, 1882
      [Inter Ocean Casualty List]
NOV. 27 -- Schooner TECUMSEH, at Cove Island, Georgian Bay. Crew saved.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, December, 1882
NOTE:- The Inter Ocean Total Loss List for 1882, pasted in Hall's Scrapbook, had been edited by someone, [unknown], who did not agree with the total loss of the TECUMSEH as indicated by an X beside the entry ?

The TECUMSEH was got off in the spring of 1883.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.306666 Longitude: -81.725
William R. McNeil
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Tecumseh (Schooner), aground, 28 Nov 1882