The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Susquehanna (Propeller), U116128, aground, 16 Oct 1887

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Detroit.---Early Sunday morning the steamer SUSQUEHANNA, drawing 15 and a half feet, ran hard aground at Grosse Pointe near the lightship. During the whole of the day the crew were engaged in shifting her cargo, hoisting barrels out of the forward hatch and rolling them aft in the hope of floating her. Their efforts were unsuccessful, however, and a tug and lighter were sent up Monday morning to release her.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Oct. 20, 1887 p. 5

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: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.38615 Longitude: -82.91186
William R. McNeil
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Susquehanna (Propeller), U116128, aground, 16 Oct 1887