The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George Presley (Propeller), U86038, aground, 11 Sep 1893

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Chicago, Sept. 12 - Capt. J.J. Rardon has gone to the wreck of the stmr. GEORGE PRESLEY, stranded near Huron, O., for the underwriters. The steamer seems to be in bad shape.
      Cleveland, Sept. 13 - Capt. John Palmer, owner of the stmr. PRESLEY, which was stranded near Huron yesterday afternoon, telegraphed for a steam pump this morning. This would indicate that considerable expense will attend the work of releasing the vessel.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      September 12, 1893 7-5
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      Cleveland, Sept. 13 - Captain John Palmer, managing owner of the steamer PRESLEY ashore near Huron, returned to Cleveland today and reports that the stranded vessel is in good condition on a sand bottom. There would have been no need of a pump if the steamers seacock had not become clogged with sand when opened to let water into the hold while a heavy sea was running after the vessel had gone ashore.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      September 13, 1893 7-4

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      Cleveland, Sept. 14 - The stmr. GEARGE PRESLEY was released from the beach at Huron last night, and will be brought here at once for repairs.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      September 14, 1893 7-5

Steam screw GEORGE PRESLEY. U. S. No. 86038. Of 2,164 tons gross; 1,830 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1889. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 265.0 x 41.0 x 23.7 Passenger service. Crew of 15. Of 750 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.39505 Longitude: -82.55517
William R. McNeil
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George Presley (Propeller), U86038, aground, 11 Sep 1893