The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
James H. Reed (Propeller), U77589, aground, 4 May 1907

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Chicago, May 4 - Capt. Fred Houghton misguided the stm. J.H. REED in the snowstorm on Lake Michigan early yesterday morning and at daybreak his boat was fast on the shore of Grosse Pt. Tugs were unable to release his
boat and men were immediately set to work jettisoning its cargo of iron ore.
      The REED was bound from Two Harbors to South Chicago. The boat is not known to be damaged, although it is resting on a rocky bottom.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 5, 1907 20-4

      Chicago, May 5 - After about 500 tons of the cargo of iron ore had been removed, the stm. J.H. REED, which stranded north of Grosse Pt. last Friday night, was released yesterdayat noon and proceeded to South Chicago.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 6, 1907 8-3

Steam screw JAMES H. REED. U. S. No. 77589. Of 5598 gross tons; 4125 tons net. Built Wyandotte, Mich., 1903. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 448.0 x 52.2 x 20.0 Passenger service. Crew of 24. Of 1,400 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07892 Longitude: -87.72256
William R. McNeil
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James H. Reed (Propeller), U77589, aground, 4 May 1907