The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oneida (Propeller), U18888, sunk, 18 Jun 1887

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Bayfield.---The work of raising the propeller ONEIDA is not progressing very fast. The ONEIDA loaded lumber Saturday, and started for Washburn, where she was to take her barges in tow for Chicago. She had been out but a few hours, when she began to leak badly, and the captain headed for Bayfield. When within a few rods of the dock she went down in twenty feet of water. Most of her cargo has been lightered and a steam pump is now trying to pump her out. The ONEIDA is owned by Rood and Maxwell, of Washburn. She has had many mishaps. In 1883 she was nearly destroyed by fire, and two years ago she struck a reef and went to the bottom of the St. Lawrence. The work of raising her in the St. Lawrence was the most difficult wrecking operation ever performed on the lakes.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. June 23, 1887 p. 1

Steam screw ONEIDA. U. S. No. 18888. Of 1070.50 tons gross; 928.54 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 862. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 200.3 x 31.7 x 12.0.
      Merchant Vessel List U. S., 1885

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Raised
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 46.81077 Longitude: -90.81824
William R. McNeil
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Oneida (Propeller), U18888, sunk, 18 Jun 1887