The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Osceola (Propeller), aground, 7 Nov 1887

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Propeller OSCEOLA, of 787 Tons, Built 1882. Home port, Detroit. Owned by Ward. Class A 1. On November 7, 1887 the propeller with a cargo of flour went ashore on Lake Huron. Property loss, hull $75,000, cargo $50,000. Listed as a total loss.
      1887 Casualty List (Total loss)
      Marine Record
      December 15, 1887 p.4

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      Cheboygan. - The steamer OSCEOLA, ashore near Sand Beach is in a critical condition, a message received here says that more assistance will be required, and a wrecking tug from here, in addition to those there will be necessary. A wrecking tug will go to her at once.
      The Marine Record
      Thursday, November 17, 1887 p.5

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NOTE:-- The OSCEOLA was not a total loss in 1887

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $75,000
Cargo: $50,000
Freight: flour
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.84168 Longitude: -82.6416
William R. McNeil
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Osceola (Propeller), aground, 7 Nov 1887