The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Joseph L. Hurd (Propeller), U75154, lost deck load, &c., 25 Nov 1905

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Grand Haven, Nov. 27. - While entering the harbor Saturday afternoon the steamer J.L. HURD had a narrow escape from capsizing and going to the bottom with her entire crew. Just when the hundreds of people on the government pier thought the vessel would tip completely over, the deckload of stone slid overboard, carrying with it the masts and bulwarks, and damaging the deck house For a moment the steamer rested on her beams, and then righted quickly to an even keel. Many of the crew had narrow escapes, but none were injured. After being thus relieved of her deckload the boat proceeded to the dock without assistance.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 27, 1905

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Steam screw JOSEPH L. HURD. U. S. No. 75154. of 557 tons gross; 389 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1869. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 171.0 x 29.2 x 10.0 Crew of 14. Of 600 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: lost deck load, &c.
Lives: nil
Freight: stone
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.06307 Longitude: -86.22839
William R. McNeil
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Joseph L. Hurd (Propeller), U75154, lost deck load, &c., 25 Nov 1905