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Missouri (Propeller), U16314, aground, 7 Jul 1886

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The propeller MISSOURI with three barges in tow went ashore during a fog Wednesday at Sleeping Bear, and in close proximity to the CONCORD, reported elsewhare stranded at that place. The steamer and her tow had no cargo.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Friday, July 9, 1886

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The propeller CONCORD with the schooner F.J. DUNFORD in tow, both grain laden, went ashore early Wednesday morning during thick weather at Sleeping Bear, Lake Michigan. The coast there is a dangerous one, abounding with quicksands, and the recovery of property very doubtful.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Friday, July 9, 1886

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      The efforts to rescue the propeller MISSOURI, stranded at Sleeping Bear, are likely to prove unsuccessful. She has been twenty-nine years in service and 588 tons burden and at one period was the fastest propeller on the lakes.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Saturday, July 10, 1886

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      The propellers MISSOURI and CITY OF CONCORD, as also the six barges which went ashore at Sleeping Bear, were got afloat by the steamer CHAMPLAIN after six hours hard work on Friday. The amount of damage is at present unknown.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Sunday, July 11, 1886

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Steam screw MISSOURI. U. S. No. 16314. Of 664.46 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
Screw MISSOURI. U. S. No. 16314. Of 588 tons. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1857. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION -- Lost 1891.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      The Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Missouri (Propeller), U16314, aground, 7 Jul 1886