The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Good Hit (Propeller), burnt, 11 Jun 1887

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Propeller GOOD HIT of 69 Tons, owned by G.B. Mills, Home port, Cleveland. Class A 2 and a half. with a cargo of lime, burned on June 11, 1887 and became a total loss on Lake Erie. Property loss, hull $6,000 cargo $1,500. Vessel was built in 1880.
      1887 Casualty List (Total loss)
      Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4

Cleveland.---The little propeller GOOD HIT, so well known at this port, was burned off Gross Isle Saturday afternoon. She was bound from the Islands to Detroit with lime. The boat is said to be a total loss. She was recently bought by the Kelley's Island Lime Company of this city. She was built in 1880 at Henderson by Reed, was 69 tons burden, rated A 2 and a half, and valued at $6,000
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. June 16, 1887 p.1

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Reason: burnt
Hull damage: $6,000
Cargo: $1,500
Freight: lime
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.12532 Longitude: -83.15826
William R. McNeil
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Good Hit (Propeller), burnt, 11 Jun 1887