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W. B. Castle (Propeller), U26860, aground, 4 Sep 1878

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ASHORE AND OFF. - The tug CASTLE ran aground on Grosse Isle Wednesday morning, bound up, with the schooners MARENGO and M.F. CUMMINGS in tow. Both vessels received slight injuries. The MARENGO had her yawl stove in and other minor damages.
      Capt. McKenzie, of the CASTLE, was not on deck at the time.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, September 5, 1878

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Steam screw W.B. CASTLE. U. S. No. 26860. Of 124 tons gross; 49 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1862. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 114.5 x 20.5 x 11.0 Tow service. Crew of 8. Of 525 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.12532 Longitude: -83.15826
William R. McNeil
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W. B. Castle (Propeller), U26860, aground, 4 Sep 1878