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Chief Justice Waite (Steamboat), U125281, aground, 4 Sep 1887

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Toledo.---On Sunday the CHIEF JUSTICE WAITE ran hard aground on Ballast Island. The PATHFINDER and CHRISTIAN were telegraphed for, but as the CHRISTIAN was in drydock, the ANDREWS was sent instead. These two tugs with the SAMSON and CONNOLY, after a hard pull, released her about 4 p.m. Monday. All the passengers were landed at Put-in-Bay, O.K., and the WAITE is now making her regular trips. Captain Ed. McNelly has been in her thirteen years, and this is the first accident of any kind that has happened to him.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept. 8, 1887 p. 1

Steam paddle CHIEF JUSTICE WAITE. U. S. No. 125281. Of 571.10 tons gross; 443.52 tons net. Built Trenton, Mich., 1874. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 188.8 x 46.0 x 11.4 Of 500 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1896

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.67922 Longitude: -82.78324
William R. McNeil
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Chief Justice Waite (Steamboat), U125281, aground, 4 Sep 1887