The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Empire State (Propeller), aground, 1 Oct 1871

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Propeller EMPIRE STATE, ashore at Recors with four feet of water in her; got off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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The work of releasing this vessel, ashore at Recors, near St. Clair, is steadily progressing. The EMPIRE STATE has four feet of water in her hold.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, October 27, 1871

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      PROPELLER EMPIRE STATE IN PORT. - This steamer, which met with disaster at
Recors, River St. Clair, by grounding and springing a leak, has been got afloat and with the aid of a steam pump has arrived at Detroit. The location of her leak is not known. She goes into dry dock for examination and repairs. A considerable portion of her cargo is in a damaged state.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, October 28, 1871

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.76253 Longitude: -82.47185
William R. McNeil
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Empire State (Propeller), aground, 1 Oct 1871