The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. J. H. Brown (Propeller), U204993, aground, 1 May 1911

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      Several Inches Below Normal In This Port This Morning.
      Vessels Grounding All Over The Lakes.
      That capable ally of spring gales, low water, has been much in evidence all over the lakes this spring, and the number of vessels aground increases every day. The steamer J.J.H. BROWN of Buffalo, coal-laden from Toledo to Milwaukee, went hard aground on the Limekilm crossing on Tuesday night and a considerable part of her cargo is being lightered for her release. The SCOTTISH HERO struck at the entrance to Midland harbor yesterday morning and was badly damaged. The lighter PROGRESS, the KATE E. HOWARD and the CRESCENT CITY had narrow escapes in the storm, and the WILLIAM A. PINE which went aground on the newly discovered shoal at the intersection of the St. Clair Flats canal range and the Isle Aux Peches range and it will be seen that this spring has been a fairly exciting one on the Great Lakes.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, May 4, 1911

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      The steamer J. J. H. BROWN which went aground on the Limekiln crossing was released yesterday after being lightered of about 700 tons of coal. The vessel was not badly damaged.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, May 5, 1911

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      The steamer J.J.H. BROWN is in the Buffalo Drydock undergoing minor repairs, the result of her recent grounding.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, May 22, 1911

Steam screw J. J. H. BROWN. U. S. No. 204993. Of 5,069 tons gross; 3,787 tons net. Built Lorain, Ohio, 1908. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 432.0 x 52.0 x 28.0 Freight service. Crew of 22. Of1,500 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.12588 Longitude: -83.13215
William R. McNeil
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J. J. H. Brown (Propeller), U204993, aground, 1 May 1911