The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Morley (Propeller), U91129, aground, 20 Nov 1884

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Propeller MORLEY, Home port, Toledo. On November 20, 1884 propeller went ashore at Grand Marais, Lake Superior, with a cargo of wheat, and became a total loss. Cargo loss $25,000. Hull loss $50,000. Insurance $59,620.
      Disasters to Lake Vessels, 1884
      Cleveland Herald
      November 28, 1884

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      The entirely rebuilt MORLEY has been renamed the GRAND TRAVERSE. The old machinery was removed and the wooden arches and other portions of the hull were removed. She had been sunk about a year ago and brought to this city to be refurbished.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, July 24, 1886

Steam screw GRAND TRAVERSE.* U.S. No. 91129. Of 869.68 tons gross; 749.18 tons net. Built 1879 at Marine City, Mich. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 181.2 x 33.0 x 14.1
* formerly steam screw MORLEY.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1886

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $50,000
Cargo: $25,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: rebuilt GRAND TRAVERSE
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.67081 Longitude: -85.98517
William R. McNeil
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Morley (Propeller), U91129, aground, 20 Nov 1884