The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Colorado (Propeller), U4267, aground, 5 Jun 1892

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Port Huron, June 6. - The steamer COLORADO, bound up the lake with no cargo went ashore in last night's fog on Thunder Bay Reef at North Point. One report says she is out four feet forward, and another states that she is out two feet all around. She is owned by Bortsford & Co., of this city. The wrecker FAVORITE is now on the way fron Cheboygan to her.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, June 6, 1892

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      Chicago, JUne 9. - An Alpena dispatch to Crosby, MacDonald & Co., this morning states that the steamer COLORADO has been raised on hydraulic jacks, and will be launched from Thunder Bay Island Reef this afternoon if the weather continues favorable. So far the steamer has not been much injured. Captain Rardon left last night for the wreck.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, June 9, 1892

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      Chicago, June 11. - Wrecking Master Rardon wired this morning that steamer COLORADO was rescued last night from Thunder Bay Island reef and is now on her way to Port Huron. She is comparatively uninjured.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, June 11, 1892

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Steam screw COLORADO. U. S. No. 4267. Of 1470.55 gross tons; 1321.78 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1867. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 254.6 x 35.0 x 13.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.00001 Longitude: -83.39997
William R. McNeil
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Colorado (Propeller), U4267, aground, 5 Jun 1892