The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Algoma (Propeller), U106022, aground, 1 Dec 1883

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The transfer ferry ALGOMAH, ashore at this place, is still on. The tug CHARLES WEST is at work on her and the tug SAUGATUCK is fitting out and will be ready in the morning. She lays on a rocky bottom and is exposed to easterly winds. She had the transfer in tow when she struck, and the loaded cars were thrown into the lake. Total loss, $4,000. She is a large ferry steamer, fitted up especially for hard weather and ice. She measures 360 tons. She was built at Detroit by the Detroit Drydock Company in 1881. She is owned by the Mackinaw Transportation Company. - St. Ignace Report.
      Marine Record.
      Dec. 27, 1883

Steam paddle ALGOMAH. U. S. No. 106022. Of 486.28 gross tons; 359.88 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1881. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 127.0 x 33.0 x 11.1.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
NOTE:- The 1885 Merchant Vessel List is in error regarding being a steam paddle, the ALGOMAH was a steam screw

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Cargo: $4,000
Freight: rail cars
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.86862 Longitude: -84.72783
William R. McNeil
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Algoma (Propeller), U106022, aground, 1 Dec 1883