Waverly (Propeller), U80432, aground, 12 Nov 1896
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Mackinac Island, Mich., Nov. 12. -- The steamer WAVERLY, bound for South Chicago with ore, ran ashore early this morning on Biddle's Point, Mackinaw Island. She is about 3 feet forward and is leaking. Assistance has been sent for. The WAVERLY has been quite unfortunate in recent years.
Cheboygan, Nov. 12. -- The wrecker FAVORITE left this morning for the WAVERLY, ashore on Mackinac Island. The steamer is on a shoal between Round Island and the dock at Mackinac Island and is in bad shape, although in a sheltered position.
November 12, 1896
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The steamer WAVERLY was released from Biddle's Point, Straits of Mackinac, by the wrecker FAVORITE after jettisoning 300 tons of iron ore. She is now at St. Ignace in badly damaged condition, the services of three syphons being necessary to keep her free. The captain of the WAVERLY attributes the stranding to the deceptiveness of the light on Round Island. The engineers recommended that the lighthouse be placed on Biddle's Point, but the lighthouse board ordered it on Round Island. It is evident that the engineer's were right.
Nov. 14, 1896
Steam screw WAVERLY. U. S. No. 80432. Of 1,104.02 gross tons; 989.76 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1874. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 191.2 x 33.7 x 13.4 Of 300 nominal horsepower
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891
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- Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
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Michigan, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes