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Iron King (Propeller), aground, 25 Sep 1894


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Chicago, Sept. 25 - The stmr. IRON KING, light from South Chicago to Chicago River to load grain, went on the inner Hyde Park Reef last night at 8:30. The tugs DICKINSON and WELCOME, with the life-saving crew, went to her relief. The place where the steamer struck is about 1 1/2 miles from shore, and fully two miles out of the course for deep draft vessels, from South Chicago. With the wind off land, the IRON KING is in no danger but should it shift to the north, the reef is a most dangerous spot.
LATER - The IRON KING was released at midnight by the tugs DICKENSON and
WELCOME, apparently uninjured, and was towed to an elevator.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      September 25, 1894 7-1

      . . . . .

Chicago, Sept. 24 - The stm. IRON KING, light from South Chicago to Chicago River to load grain, went on the inner Hyde Park reef tonight at 8:30. The tugs DICKINSON and WELCOMEwith the life saving crew went to her relief. The place the steamer struck is about 1 1/2 miles from shore and fully 2 miles out of the course of deep draft vessels, from South Chicago. With the wind off the land the IRON KING is in no danager, but should it shift to the north the reef is a most dangerous place.
      Cleveland Leader
      September 25, 1894 8-1


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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1894
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15889
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Iron King (Propeller), aground, 25 Sep 1894