The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Leland (Propeller), U15917, collision, 26 Mar 1882

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March 26,1882,the schooner E.M. PORTCH was run down by the propeller LELAND between Manitowoc and Sheboygan and sunk. The collision occurred at 8 o'clock in the evening during the prevalence of a heavy fog. The schooner was owned by Jacob Johnson, of this port who sent two different wrecking expeditions to try and raise the wreck. After many hard days' work, at an expense of $5,200, the schooner was towed as far as the piers at Sheboygan, where she soon went to pieces and became a total loss. Mr. Johnson then commenced suit against the Elk Rapids Iron Company, owners of the LEALAND, to recover damages. Commissioner Proudfoot rendered judgment against the defendants for $18,250, damages and interest, besides the costs. It was decided that the propeller was not only short handed and running at a great rate of speed, but that her whistle was defective and located behind the funnel, contrary to law. - - Chicago Tribune
      Marine Record
      Sept. 13, 1883

Steam screw LELAND. U. S. No. 15917. Of 366 tons gross; 318 tons net. Built New Jerusalem, Ohio, 1873. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 148.0 x 27.6 x 11.2 Freight service. Crew of 12.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.75083 Longitude: -87.71453
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Leland (Propeller), U15917, collision, 26 Mar 1882