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City of Duluth (Propeller), U125278, aground, 16 Jun 1887

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Chicago.---Leopold & Austrian received a dispatch from Mackinac last Friday stating that the passenger propeller CITY OF DULUTH, which left Chicago for Duluth Tuesday, ran ashore Thursday night on the north side of Fox Island. She released herself by throwing overboard a large part of her cargo. So far as know the steamer sustained no injury.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. June 23, 1887 p.1

The propeller CITY OF DULUTH was placed in drydock to see what damage she had sustained by striking the beach at Fox island. It was found that a single strake of plank on her bottom had been chafed and this was replaced. The steamer left for Duluth Tuesday night.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. June 30, 1887 p.1

Propeller CITY OF DULUTH of 883 tons, built 1874 and owned by Spencer. Home port, Chicago. Classed as A 1 and a half. On June 16, 1887 propeller with a cargo of sundries went ashore on Lake Michigan. She was got off with property loss to hull $6,000 and to cargo $3,500
      1887 Casualty list (partial loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1878

steam screw CITY OF DULUTH. U. S. No. 125278. Of 1310.41 tons gross; 912.46 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1874. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 202.0 x 36.0 x 13.1 Of 500 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $6,000
Cargo: $3,500
Freight: sundries
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.44083 Longitude: -85.87981
William R. McNeil
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City of Duluth (Propeller), U125278, aground, 16 Jun 1887