The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Pratt (Propeller), aground, 1 Jul 1896

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      Duluth, July 18. - The stiff northeaster held a number of boats in port last night. The BARKER and LIBERTY, with passengers for Ashland, were forced to run back for shelter. The Revenue Cutter FESSENDEN arrived during the afternoon. The Whale-Back Barge 130, recently ashore in Hammond's Bay, was docked at Superior for repairs. The PRATT will enter the dock next Sunday. The extent of her damages from going ashore near Detour are not yet known.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, July 19, 1895

When the steamer PASCAL P. PRATT went ashore on False Detour recently the wrecking steamer FAVORITE, Capt. Mart Swain, was telegraphed for and arrived there some hours after the happening. The stern of the PRATT lay in 22 feet of water, and she was full of water. The diver was worked half a day, stopping some leaks. Capt. Swain sent to Cheboygan for men, Three pumps were set up, the boat was pumped out, 300 tons of her coal cargo was lightered and jettisoned, and the steamer was released. All this took place in less than twenty-four hours from the time of arrival of the FAVORITE, - Detroit Free Press.
      Marine Review
      July 18, 1895

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Reason: aground
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.99446 Longitude: -83.90278
William R. McNeil
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Pratt (Propeller), aground, 1 Jul 1896