Oakland (Propeller), U19298, aground, 30 May 1877
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The steambarge OAKLAND with one barge in tow, bound from Saginaw to Cleveland, via Toledo, struck West Sister Reef about 1:00 yesterday morning. She lies in about 8 1/2 feet of water, and was alright at the latest advice. A tug and lighter have gone to her assistance. Her crew are safe.
Sandusky Commercial Register
May 30, 1877 4-3
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A special dispatch to the Free Press, dated Sandusky, May 29th, says: The steam barge OAKLAND, with four barges in tow, bound from Saginaw to Cleveland with lumber, struck the reef off West Sister Island, near here, at 1 o'clock this morning and stove a hole in her bow. She lies in eight and a half feet of water. A tug and lighter have gone to her assistance. The crew are safe.
Thursday, May 31, 1877
Steam screw OAKLAND. U. S. No. 19298. Of 311.23 tons. Home port, Erie, Pa. Of 70 Horse power.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes