The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
I. J. Danford (Schooner), 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. DANFORD 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 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

NOTE:-- likely F.L. DANFORTH.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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I. J. Danford (Schooner), aground, 7 Jul 1886