The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Garden City (Propeller), U85293, aground, 15 Nov 1887

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Propeller GARDEN CITY of 276 tons. Home port, Alpena, and owned by Gilchrist. Built 1873 and classed as O 2 and a half. On November 15, 1887 vessel with a cargo of coal went ashore on Lake Huron. Property loss $1,800
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

Alpena.---The propeller GARDEN CITY, towing the barges LIGHT GUARD, WEND THE WAVES, RUSSIA, and LATHROP, bound from Cleveland to this port, went ashore on Black River reef in a dense fog at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning, She is loaded with coal and oil. The crew all saved. The tug RALPH, Captain Richardson, went to her assistance and succeeded in releasing her and brought her to this port. Her wheel and shoe are gone and she is leaking badly.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 17, 1887 p. 5

Steam screw GARDEN CITY. U. S. No. 85293. Of 351 tons gross; 276 tons net, Built Ogdensburg, N.Y., 1873. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 133.4 x 26.0 x 11.8 Crew of 11. Of 540 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,800
Freight: coal & oil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.81612 Longitude: -83.29913
William R. McNeil
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Garden City (Propeller), U85293, aground, 15 Nov 1887