Manistee (1867)
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Final Voyage


"The Manistee is believed to have foundered somewhere between Bay field and Ontonagon on November 16, 1883. Supposed wreckage was reported near Keweenaw and outer Island. She probably went down east of the Apostle Islands." Much wreckage was found strewn all the way from the Apostle Islands to the Keweenaw. None of the thirty to forty people on board were ever found.
Service History


The Manistee was a wooden freight and passenger propeller built in 1867. She originally worked the South Shore of Lake Superior for the Duluth Lake Transportation Company. She was sold at auction in 1876 and was lengthened in 1874 when she was given the big arch trusses which were so prominent .
 
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