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Egyptian (Propeller), U8988, sunk, 9 Nov 1887

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Propeller EGYPTIAN of 1206 tons, owned by Winslow, Home port, Cleveland. Built 1873 and classed A 2. On November 9, 1887 vessel with a cargo of ore, sank in Lake Erie. Property loss $5,000 hull.
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

Cleveland.---The propeller EGYPTIAN, bound from Ashland to Lorain, with 1,500 tons of ore, sank at Lorain, Ohio, on the night of the 9th. She was 200 feet inside of the piers when she ran onto the wreck of the WALTER, sunk last summer, and stove a great hole in her bottom. She began to sink immediately, and quickly went to the bottom. The EGYPTIAN, 1,430 tons, was built at Black River in 1873. She is owned by Winslow, of this city, and was rated A 2 and a half. Two pumps, a tug, and a diver were at once dispatched to Lorain, and the work of raising the sunken vessel was begun without delay. She is insured in the pool.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 17, 1887 p. 1

Steam screw EGYPTIAN. U. S. No. 8988. Of 1429.78 tons gross; 1206.18 tons net. Built Black River, Ohio, 1873. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 232.4 x 36.2 x 14.0 Of 708 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Freight: ore
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.45282 Longitude: -82.18237
William R. McNeil
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Egyptian (Propeller), U8988, sunk, 9 Nov 1887