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Aragon (Propeller), aground, 23 Oct 1896

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Chicago, Oct. 23. -- The ARAGON, bound for South Chicago with iron ore, stranded on a reef off Jackson Park this morning during a dense fog.
The steamer is out eighteen inches forward, with twenty-five feet of water under her stern. As yet she is not leaking. Between 400 and 500 tons of ore must be lightered. She is insured for about 130,000
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      October 24, 1896

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      The reefs rear Hyde Park have cost underwriters and vessel owners dearly. The steamer ARAGON went aground Oct. 24, 1896, in the same place, and was damaged to the extent of $9,500. The MONT EAGLE struck on Morgan's Reef in November 1894, with damage of $10,000, and the INTER OCEAN was on the rocks in 1892 for five days, costing the Underwriters $30,000
      Captain Chamberlain was in a memorable disaster. He commanded the steamer BRUNSWICK, the first ironsides of the Great Lakes, in 1880, when she collided with the CARLINGFORD in Lake Erie and sank, with a loss of four lives and a valuable cargo.
      Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin
      May 20, 1897

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.78087 Longitude: -87.58088
William R. McNeil
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Aragon (Propeller), aground, 23 Oct 1896