The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Joseph Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Sat., 3 Nov. 1877

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The schooner City of Tawas, in trying to make this harbor early Tuesday morning, struck the bar and sprung a leak, when she became unmanageable and drifted on to the beach about eighty rods south of the lighthouse pier. She has a cargo of about 500 tons of ore for the Bangor Furnace. She has been abandoned to the Insurance companies, who hold a risk of $6,000. The Detroit Post of Wednesday, says of this vessel: "She is a staunch reliable vessel, carrying two masts, and her misfortune is regretted. Some 8 or 10 years ago she was built on the St. Clair River, at Marine City, we believe. Seven years ago she was the property of Col. Lee, and then passed into the hands of John Hosmer, both of Detroit. While owned by the latter gentleman she ran ashore at Gravelly Bay and was at one time given up for lost. But she was finally floated at great expense, and the hard times she fell into the possession of Capt. Grummond, her present owner. She might be valued anywhere between $10,000 and $15,000. Geo. Manning, of this city, who has commanded her nearly all her life to the present, is regarded as a prudent and capable sailor.

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Robert C. Myers
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St. Joseph Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Sat., 3 Nov. 1877