The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Joseph L. Hurd (Propeller), U75154, aground, 11 Sep 1875

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A noon dispatch from Detroit says that the prop. J.L. HURD ran aground in the Neebish Rapids, in the St. Mary's River, while attempting to pass the stmb. NAHANT, which was also aground. The condition of the HURD is bad. She is leaking fast and her pumps are unable to keep her free. It is feared that her cargo of grain will be badly damaged. Tugs and lighters have gone to her aid. The NAHANT has got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 22, 1875 3-5

The cargo of the prop. J.L. HURD, which was announced ashore at the Nebish Rapids yesterday, is being transferred to the NORMAN, of the same line. The HURD is to be raised and taken to Chicago for repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 23, 1875 3-5

The prop. HURD which was aground on the Nebsih, proved to be not in as bad condition as reported. She was safely gotten off Wednesday afternoon, leaking but little. Capt. Lloyd engaged a diver at Sault Ste. Marie, who went down under her bottom and completely stopped the leak.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 25, 1875 3-6

Steam screw JOSEPH L. HURD. U. S. No. 75154. of 557 tons gross; 389 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1869. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 171.0 x 29.2 x 10.0 Crew of 14. Of 600 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.35007 Longitude: -84.09994
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Joseph L. Hurd (Propeller), U75154, aground, 11 Sep 1875