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Lyman C. Smith (Propeller), U141793, aground, 28 Sep 1905

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Cheboygan, Sept. 30. - The big steel steamer L.C. SMITH, bound from Escanaba to Lake Erie ports, with a cargo of iron ore, stranded Thursday night during the fog on the north side of Gray's Reef, at the north end of Lake Michigan. The steamer is out 14 inches forward, and she was running under check at the time of the accident. She is not leaking and is not believed to be seriously injured. The wrecking tug FAVORITE left yesterday afternoon to go to her assistance.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 30, 1905

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Steam screw L.C. SMITH. U. S. No. 141793. Of 4,702 gross tons; 3,418 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich, 1902. Home port, Oswego, N.Y. 414.0 x 50.0 x 29.0 of 1,600 indicated horsepower. Crew of 21.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1903

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.80001 Longitude: -85.25035
William R. McNeil
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Lyman C. Smith (Propeller), U141793, aground, 28 Sep 1905