The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of Paris (Propeller), U126722, leak, 8 May 1893

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Detroit, May 6 - The steamer CITY OF PARIS with ore fron Escanaba arrived this morning, leaking beyond the capacity of the pumps. A steam pump has been put on board and a diver is working on her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 8, 1893 3-4

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      The leak in the CITY OF PARIS was found and patched so that she can proceed to Buffalo. In coming over Grosse Point she struck what is supposed to be a bucket from some boat's wheel. It cut a hole in her bow, and the water was nearly to the top of the ore in her hold before the steam pump could be got to work.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 9, 1893 3-4

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Steam screw CITY OF PARIS. U. S. No. 126722. Of 2062 gross tons; 1714 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1891. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 298.0 x 41.0 x 21.0 Cred of 16. Of 1,000 indicated horsepower. Freight service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.06307 Longitude: -86.22839
William R. McNeil
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City of Paris (Propeller), U126722, leak, 8 May 1893