The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Antelope (Propeller), U571, lost anchor, 1 Nov 1882

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The steambarge ANTELOPE, Captain Bowie, reached here at 4 o'clock this afternoon in a bad plight. She left light on Wednesday evening, towing the schooner MANITOWOC, coal laden, for Chicago. Early on Thursday morning they put in under Long Point and were there when the storm arose. The ANTELOPE being light could not be held up to the wind, and during the night she dragged her anchor which she was obliged to let go. She was then forced to run back and suffered greatly in the high seas. Both of her arches are broken. Her smoke stack was carried away. Her gallery was thrown into a confused heap, stove, furniture, dishes, etc., being knocked into flinders. --- Detroit Free Press.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, Nov./Dec., 1882
Steamer ANTELOPE. U. S. No. 571. Of 915.19 tons and 600 horse power. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
Steam screw ANTELOPE. U. S. No. 571. Of 600 tons. Built Newport, Mich., 1861 by J.L. Wolverton, 201.6 x 31.7 x 12.0 Burned at Buffalo Nov. 1867 rebuilt as steam barge at Detroit 1868. Foundered Lake Superior, 1897.
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: lost anchor
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Antelope (Propeller), U571, lost anchor, 1 Nov 1882