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Alleghany (Propeller), U379, aground, 28 Oct 1896

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Escanaba, Oct. 30. - The steamer ALLEGHENY and consert TRANSFER went ashore last night alongside the schooner MATTIE C. BELL on Big Summer Island. They are without cargo and were bound from Chicago to Manistique. The wrecker MONARCH has gone to them.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      October 31, 1896

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      A dispatch from Escanaba says that the steamer ALLEGHENY, which stranded on Big Summer Island recently, has broken in two and is a total loss. The barge TRANSFER, consort of the ALLEGHENY, which stranded near the ALLEGHENY, will no doubt, also be abandoned, as her value is not sufficient to warrant an attempt at release.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      November 5, 1896

      The ALLEGHENY is broken in two and has been abandoned as a total loss on Big Summer Island in northern Lake Michigan.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, November 5, 1896
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      Detroit, July 21. -- The wrecker SNOOK, in charge of Capt. Baker, left this morning to recover the mechinery of the steamer ALLEGHANY, wrecked on Big Summer Island, Green Bay. The wreckers will make an attempt to release the schooner TRANSFER, which went ashore at the same time.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      July 22, 1897

Steam screw ALLEGHANY. U. S. No. 379. Of 601 tons gross. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1856. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION. -- Stranded Summer Island, Lake Michigan, Oct., 1896. Refloated but found unfit for service. Abandoned 1897.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868 . . . . .

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.56332 Longitude: -86.63652
William R. McNeil
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Alleghany (Propeller), U379, aground, 28 Oct 1896