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Susquehanna (Propeller), U116128, ice damage, 29 Apr 1887

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Propeller SUSQUEHANNA of 2069 Tons. Owned by Anchor Line. Home port, Erie. Built 1886 and classed A 1. On April 29th. 1887, vessel with a cargo of coal, was damaged by ice in the Straits of Mackinac. Repaired at a cost of $3,500
      1887 Casualty List ( Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4

Chicago.---The steamship SUSQUEHANNA arrived at this port Sunday afternoon, with a canvas jacket hung over her bows, having had some of her plates forward punctured by heavy ice on her way up. It was found on examination after her arrival in addition to the damage to her plating some frames are also broken.
      The Marine Record
      May 5, 1887 p.1

Steam screw SUSQUEHANNA. U. S. No. 116128. Of 2781 gross tons; 2347 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.,Y., 1886. Home port, Erie, Pa. 302.5 x 40.0 x 16.0 crew of 21. Of 1053 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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Reason: ice damage
Hull damage: $3,500
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Susquehanna (Propeller), U116128, ice damage, 29 Apr 1887