The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Arabia (Propeller), U105254, struck bottom, 1 Nov 1874

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On Wednesday afternoon about half-past two, the large iron steamer ARABIA bound down, loaded with wheat and flour, struck on the Lime Kiln Crossing above here and began to make water so fast that she was hauled into the Richmond Street dock and a steam pump brought from Detroit by the tug LIVINGSTONE put on board of her to pump her out. She was to have left for Detroit last evening. About 6000 or 7000 bushels of wheat on board of her is badly damaged. She had to unload a large portion of her cargo of flour on the dock here.
      Amherstburg Echo
      November 27, 1874

ARABIA Propeller, cargo grain, struck at Lime Kiln Crossing, November 1874. Property loss, hull $6,000 cargo $5,000.
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

Steam screw ARABIA. U. S. No. 105254. Of 1,395.48 tons gross; 1,202.28 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1873. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 221.8 x 34.5 x 14.2 Of 480 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1895

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Reason: struck bottom
Hull damage: $3,000
Cargo: $5,000
Freight: grain
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.12588 Longitude: -83.13215
William R. McNeil
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Arabia (Propeller), U105254, struck bottom, 1 Nov 1874