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Built March, 1877 Passenger Propeller - Wood U. S. No. 90978 91 gt -76 nt 84.6' x 18.8' x 5.9' Stranded on Brule Point, 13 miles northeast of Grand Marais, Minnesota, Lake Superior March 2, 1885. Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
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The propeller MARY MARTIN, [sic] that went ashore on a bar outside of Brule River, 120 miles east of Duluth, is said to be a total loss. The crew and passengers are escaped.
Buffalo Daily Republic December 29, 1885
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The propeller MARY MARTINI while on a short excursion, struck a rock and sunk. [no details given] Port Huron Daily Times Saturday, January 2, 1886
David Swayze Shipwreck File Information
MARY MARTINI Other names : none Official no. : 90978 Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight Build info : 1877, F. Wheeler, W Bay City, MI hull# 1 Specs : 85x19x6, 91g 76n Date of loss : 1885, Dec 23 Place of loss : Brule Pt., 13 mi E of Grand Marais, MN Lake : Superior Type of loss : navigational error Loss of life : none Carrying : misc cargo Detail : She stranded in fair weather and became a total loss, but her passengers and crew were taken off by the Duluth tug T.H. CAMP. Enrollment surrendered at Duluth the 30th. Out of Marquette. Sources: mv,vbs,lss,hgl,mpl