John Mitchell (Propeller), U203943, aground, 14 Oct 1908
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Cleveland, Oct. 4. -- The steamer JOHN MITCHELL, loaded with ore from lake Superior, went aground on the sandy bottom at the entrance of Indiana Harbor yesterday. A strong south wind had been blowing from the past 24 hours and as a result the water was two feet lower than the normal depth.
The tug G. W. GNAU worked on her all day and was relieved by the TOMLINSON which is still trying to release her, without much hope of success until the wind shifts. She is in no danger and is believed to be undamaged.
Buffalo Evening News
October 14, 1908
JOHN MITCHELL. Built November 28, 1906 Bulk Carrier
U.S. No. 203943. 4468 gt - 3246 nt 420.0 x 52.0 x 23.0
Sunk in collision with steamer WILLIAM H. MACK near Whitefish Point, Lake Superior, on July 9, 1911; three lives lost.
Great Lakes Emgineering Works, St. Clair, Mich., Master Shipbuilding list
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Indiana, United States
- William R. McNeil
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