The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Egyptian (Propeller), U8988, aground, 1 Sep 1894

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Glen Haven, Sept. 1 - The stmr. EGYPTIAN with grain from Milwaukee, went ashore on the south point of South Manitou Island this morning in a dense smoke which covered the lake. Both engines are broken down and the stmr. is on a rock bottom. She is not leaking as yet, however. The EGYPTIAN is commanded by Capt. Thomas Beggs and is valued at $45,000. She is owned by J.J. Warde of Chicago. A large tug supposed to be the SWAIN, has gone to her assistance.

Chicago, Sept. 1 - The stmr. EGYPTIAN which ran on South Manitou Island, yesterday, is reported as passing the Straits of Mackinac at 7:40 this morning.
The underwriters have had no information of the steamers release and do not know how much grain was jettisoned before she was floated. The EGYPTIAN was bound from Milwaukee to Buffalo when she stranded.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      September 1, 1894 7-1

Steam screw EGYPTIAN. U. S. No. 8988. Of 1429.78 tons gross; 1206.18 tons net. Built Black River, Ohio, 1873. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 232.4 x 36.2 x 14.0 Of 708 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Egyptian (Propeller), U8988, aground, 1 Sep 1894