Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lotta Bernard (Steamboat), U15635, sunk, 30 Oct 1874
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Steamer LOTTIE BERNARD, foundered on Lake Superior, October 1874. 3 lives lost. Property loss $10,000
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

LOTTA BERNARD, October 30, 1874, a small wooded sidewheeler that foundered off Encampment Island. She was built in 1868 and valued at $20,000. Her captain was Michael Norris and she carried a crew of 13 and 2 passengers. She foundered without her deckhouse which was previously carried away by the storm. The BERNARD's cargo consisted of a horse, 200 sacks of flour and 60 kegs of fish. Three lives were lost.
      "Great Wrecks of the Great Lake"
      by Frederick Stonehouse

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      The LOTTIE BERNARD, which was lost with several lives on Lake Superior a day or two since, was a side wheel steam barge and came originally from Sandusky and was altogether unfit for the traffic she was employed in. Her route was a rugged and dangerous one, and no other means being available for the few that traveled that way without the right of government necessary in such cases, she was permitted to receive passage permission on every opportunity.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 5, 1874

Steam paddle LOTTA BERNARD. U. S. No. 15635. Of 147.00 tons gross. Of 160 h. p. Home port, Superior, Wis.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

Item Type
Reason: sunk
Lives: 3
Hull damage: $10,000
Freight: flour & fish
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Lotta Bernard (Steamboat), U15635, sunk, 30 Oct 1874