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Delaware (Propeller), U6961, aground, 24 Oct 1887

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The Prop. DELAWARE is stranded at Hammonds Bay Sunday night.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, October 25, 1887

The DELAWARE jettisoned her damaged cargo and is now headed for Port Huron. One pump is thought sufficient to get her here.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, October 29, 1887

Cheboygan.---The propeller DELAWARE of the Erie & Western Transportation line, bound down with grain and flour, was caught in Sunday night's terrible storm on Lake Huron and ran ashore near Hammond's Bay, fourteen miles below here. She is now in bad shape and will probably be a total loss. Both arches are broken and she is badly raised amidship and is probably broken in two and full of water. her deck load can be saved and part of the cargo in the hold. She is exposed to east and northerly winds and is liable to break up completely at the first big shift of the wind. The DELAWARE hails from Erie, is valued at $100,000 and is rated A 1 and a half. She was built at Cleveland by Martin in 1878 and measures 1526 tons.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Oct. 27, 1887 p. 5

Propeller DELAWARE of 1526 tons, built 1878 Home port, Erie. Owned by Anchor Line. On October 24, 1887 vessel went ashore on Lake Huron, with a cargo of sundries. Property loss, hull $10,000 cargo $25,000. She was got off.
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

Steam screw DELAWARE. U. S. No. 6961. Of 1,731.70 tons gross; 1,526.53 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1878. Home port, Erie, Pa.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: 10,000
Cargo: $25,000
Freight: sundries
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.50835 Longitude: -84.08334
William R. McNeil
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Delaware (Propeller), U6961, aground, 24 Oct 1887