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Gladiator (Propeller), U85263, aground, 1 Aug 1871

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Propeller tug GLADIATOR, ashore at Bois Blanc, Detroit River; pulled off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      The tug GLADIATOR, with a tow of vessels behind her, ran hard aground on the foot of Bois Blanc Island, and was obliged to deliver her tow over to another tug. Efforts were made to release the GLADIATOR, but all to no purpose. At latest accounts she was still on.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, August 24, 1871

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      PULLED OFF. - The new tug GLADIATOR, which got hard aground at the foot of Bois Blanc Island, after several ineffectual attempts and the breaking of a few hawsers, was got afloat by the tug VULCAN, and arrived at Campbell, Owen & Co.' ship-yard, Detroit, Tuesday evening.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, August 25, 1871

      Steam screw GLADIATOR. U. S. No. 85263. Of 220.88 tons gross; 153.19 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1871. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 115.8 x 22.3 x 12.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Gladiator (Propeller), U85263, aground, 1 Aug 1871