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Shrigley (Propeller), U76214, aground, 23 May 1897

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Menominee, Mich., May 23. -- A fishing tug from Washington Harbor reports the steamer SHRIGLEY and consort ALOHA, aground on the northwest point of Whaleback Shoal. The boats cleared from this port Friday with lumber for Tonawanda. At the time the fish-boat passed the stranded vessels a tug and lighter were at work on them.
      Chicago, May 23. -- If the steamer and consort reported ashore on Whaleback Shoal in Green Bay are the SHRIGLEY and ALOHA, as reported from Menominee, they were released Saturday evening, for they are reported passing the Straits of Mackinaw at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      May 24, 1897

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The steamer J. H. SHRIGLEY, reported aground on Whaleback reef, near Menominee, is owned by M. J. Calvin and others of this city.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, May 24, 1897.
Steam screw JAMES H. SHRIGLEY. U. S. No. 76214. Of 459.92 tons gross; 364.58 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1882. Home port, Dunkirk, N.Y. 171.6 x 31.2 x 11.6 of 300 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.35887 Longitude: -87.18678
William R. McNeil
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Shrigley (Propeller), U76214, aground, 23 May 1897