The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Egyptian (Propeller), U8988, aground, 6 Sep 1897

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Mackinaw City, Mich., Sept. 6. -- The steamer EGYPTIAN, bound up, ran on St. Helena Shoars in a dense fog this morning. She is out four feet, and leaking. The forefoot is gone, and the damages are believed to be extensive.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      September 6, 1897

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A dispatch from Mackinaw City says: " The wrecker FAVORITE released the steamer EGYPTIAN from St. Helena Shoal at 4:30 o'clock this morning, after 400 tons of her cargo had been jettisoned. The EGYPTIAN was taken to St. Ignace for temporary repairs. She was leaking badly. She had a cargo of ore from Escanaba for Cleveland.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      September 7, 1897

Steam screw EGYPTIAN. U. S. No. 8988. Of 1429.78 tons gross; 1206.18 tons net. Built Black River, Ohio, 1873. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 232.4 x 36.2 x 14.0 Of 708 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Egyptian (Propeller), U8988, aground, 6 Sep 1897