The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
M. A. Hanna (Propeller), U92929, aground, 22 Nov 1902

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Ashtabula, Ohio, Nov. 22. - One of the worst wind storms that vessel men in this section have seen in years is raging on Lake Erie tonight, seas are running mountain high. One of the largest iron ore carriers has already gone ashore here and other vessels out tonight, it is feared may suffer.
      A little before 8 o'clock tonight the steamer M.A. HANNA, in trying to enter this port, was blown a little too far to the eastward and missed the pier and ran ashore. The steamer HANNA is one of the Mitchell Line of steamers, and usually carries about 6,000 tons of iron ore. On this trip she was bound for Ashtabula light to load coal, having come from Cleveland. Two tugs of the Great Lakes Towing Company went out to her assistance, but could be of no service on account of the high seas.
      The HANNA is strictly a modern vessel, being equipped with a water bottom. It is believed that she can be released without much trouble and without sustaining much damage when the sea goes down, as pumping the water from the water bottom will raise her several feet. The vessel is in no danger. The crew are, therefore, all on board. No effort will be made to release the steamer before tomorrow.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 23, 1902

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Steam screw M.A. HANNA. U. S. No. 92929. Of 4661 gross tons; 3116 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1899. Home port, Cleveland, O. 410.0 x 50.0 x 24.5 Crew of 22. Of 1,700 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S. 1903

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.86505 Longitude: -80.78981
William R. McNeil
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M. A. Hanna (Propeller), U92929, aground, 22 Nov 1902