The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Michael Groh (Propeller), U17572, aground, 1 Nov 1883

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Milwaukee, Nov. 9. -- The Steambarge MICHAEL GROH, which was ashore at Muskegon, was towed here today, one steam pump keeping her free. She is hogged amidships. - - Inter Ocean.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Oct./Nov., 1883

The steambarge MICHAEL GROH went ashore on the beach at Muskegon, near the north pier on Monday last. Capt. Seth Lee, of Muskegon has contracted to get her off for $2,500 and he will do so if possible - later The Propeller MICHAEL GROH, which went on the beach at Muskegon Monday morning was released. She is considerably damaged. - Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 8, 1883

The repairs to the wrecked steambarge MICHAEL GROH are about completed. The damage, including wrecking, is $8,500. - Milwaukee Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 29, 1883

Steam screw MICHAEL GROH. U. S. No. 17572. Of 289.91 tons gross; 209.74 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio in 1867. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 141.5 x 25.7 x 10.7 Of 200 nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.23418 Longitude: -86.24839
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Michael Groh (Propeller), U17572, aground, 1 Nov 1883