The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Trader (Propeller), aground, 13 Sep 1871

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Propeller TRADER, ashore on Peche Island; Lightered off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      STEAM BARGE TRADER AGROUND. - The steam barge TRADER, lumber laden, while attempting to enter the Detroit River, Wednesday night, during thick weather, ran hard on Peach Island Reef, and will doubtless require lightering before she can be liberated. She has one or two barges in tow. Assistance has been sent to her from Detroit, and up to Thursday afternoon the TRADER had not been released.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, September 16, 1871

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The stmb. TRADER which ran on Peach Island during Wednesday night, was liberated the evening following after lightering a considerable portion of her cargo. She proceeds on her voyage with barges in tow.
      Detroit Post
      September 17, 1871 4-7

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.345 Longitude: -82.927777
William R. McNeil
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Trader (Propeller), aground, 13 Sep 1871