The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dean Richmond (Propeller), aground, 5 May 1889

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Mackinaw, May 6 - The stm. DEAN RICHMOND, with oats from
Chicago to Port Huron, ran on Grey's Reef at 11:00 last night.
She is on very hard. Her deck load of 12,000 bushels was
jettisoned, but was not sufficient to float her.

      The RICHMOND ran on Grey's reef during a thick smoke at
11:00 last night. She is lying head on. Her bow to the forward
gangway is on solid rock, and her stern and port side are in deep
water. In the event of west or northwest winds her position
would be perilous. The LEVIATHAN has gone to her assistance.
Wind east, light; smoky.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 7, 1889 2-5

      Mackinaw, May 7 - After 13 hours pulling, the LEVIATHAN got
the DEAN RICHMOND off Grey's Reef this morning. About 25,000
bushels of oats were jettisoned. She was not leaking and
apparently uninjured.
      The hull and cargo of the RICHMOND are insured in Crosby &
McDonald's agency, the former for $45,000, and the latter for
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 8, 1889 2-6

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: oats
Remarks: Got off
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.80001 Longitude: -85.25035
William R. McNeil
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Dean Richmond (Propeller), aground, 5 May 1889