The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bulgaria (Propeller), U3381, aground, 14 May 1900

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Detour May 13 - The stm. BULGARIA went aground on Gravel Island, Lake Huron, in a dense fog this morning. She is out 2 ft. forward. The tug RIVER QUEEN has gone to her assistance. Gravel Island lies on the east side of Drummond Island
      Buffalo Morning Exprss
      May 14, 1900 8-1

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Detour, May 14 - The stmr. BULGARIA, which stranded here yesterday, was released by the wrecking tug FAVORITE this morning. A diver is now making an examination, but it is not thought the steamer is damaged any.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 14, 1900

Steam screw BULGARIA. U. S. No. 3381. Of 1,888 tons gross; 1,486 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1887. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 280.3 x 39.0 x 21.0 Crew of 15. Of 550 indicated horsepower. Freight service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1903

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.00002 Longitude: -83.66667
William R. McNeil
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Bulgaria (Propeller), U3381, aground, 14 May 1900