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Granite State (Propeller), sunk, 1 Nov 1869

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GRANITE STATE Propeller, ashore and sunk at Kelly's Island; rescued.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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The prop. GRANITE STATE bound for Detroit from Ogdensburg, is ashore on Kelley's Island, near Put-In-Bay, and has 7 ft. of water in her hold. The stem tug THOMAS F. PARKS is to be sent to her with pumps.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 20, 1869

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Detroit, Nov. 19. -- The steam barges HENRY HOWARD, WARRINGTON, and schooner WARNER, are ashore in Saginaw Bay. The two former insured in the Republic, Chicago. The tug and pumps were sent from here.
      The following disasters on Lake Erie :
      The propeller GRANITE STATE, full of water on Gull Island Reef.....
      Ashore. -- The N. T. Co's steamer CLEVELAND, Capt. Ely, which arrived at this port during last night, brought the intelligence that the steamer GRANITE STATE is ashore on Starve Island, between Put-in-Bay and Kelly's Island. The GRANITE STATE was bound for Detroit, nearly light, and on striking the rocks she pounded heavily and to prevent her from breaking up she was scuttled. When the CLEVELAND left the GRANITE STATE the latter had about 8 feet of water in her hold and rested apparently easy.
      On receiving the news, W. T. Walker, Agent at this port, telegraphed to Cleveland, and assistance has probably reached the STATE.
      Toledo Blade
      November 20, 1869

      MARINE DISASTERS. -- The steamer CORTLAND is reported ashore at Lakeport.
      The schooner A. BRONSON is ashore 10 miles below Sheboygan light.
      The propeller PACIFIC, Capt. Ed. Kelly, is hard aground on St. Clair Flats, below the dummy.
      The propeller AVON has broken up and entirely disappeared.
      Two tugs with a powerful steam pump, have gone to the assistance of the propeller GRANITE STATE on Starve Island.
      The tug KATE GERLACH was burned to the water's edge about 6 miles off Cleveland yesterday. She had in tow the brig LEWIS, which had been pretty well stripped by the storm......
      Toledo Blade
      November 22, 1869

A dispatch to D.P. Dobbins & Sons states that the N.T. Co.'s prop. GRANITE STATE which went ashore at Kelley's Island, was towed into Detroit yesterday afternoon.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 23, 1869 3-6

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    Latitude: 41.60422 Longitude: -82.7074
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Granite State (Propeller), sunk, 1 Nov 1869