The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. W. Oglebay (Propeller), aground, 8 Dec 1927

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OGLEBAY, E.W. Steam screw of 3,666 Gross Tons. Built 1896. On Dec. 8, 1927 vessel stranded at Marquette, Mich. on Lake Superior, with 25 persons on board. No lives were lost, but the vessel was considered as a total loss.
      Vessels Reported Lost during the
      Year 1928. M.V. list of U. S. A. 1928

Salvaged and returned to service after 16 months on the reef at Marquette
      Marquette Shipwrecks
      by Fredrick Stonehouse

E.W. OGLEBAY Built May 16, 1896 Bulk Propeller - Steel
U. S. No. 136547 3666 gt -3019 nt 375.6' x 45.8' x 23.2'
Stranded on Shot Point, Lake Superior, 10 miles east of Marquette, Mich., on December 8, 1927; shortly afterwards hull gutted by fire. Later removed and scrapped.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off (a year later)
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.54354 Longitude: -87.39542
William R. McNeil
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E. W. Oglebay (Propeller), aground, 8 Dec 1927