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Manhattan (Propeller), U91905, aground, 26 Oct 1903

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Tuesday morning the steamer MANHATTAN, grain laden from Duluth to Sandusky, ran aground off Grand Island. A lantern burning in the bow of the boat was overturned as the steamer struck. Fire immediately broke out and the vessel now lies a total wreck. The MANHATTAN started shortly after midnight to leave Grand Island where she had sheltered. A bolt slipped out of her steering chain just as she started, leaving the ship unmanagable and she ran upon a reef near the island. The captain and crew were taken off the burning vessel by the tug WARD. The MANHATTAN was built in 1886 and was owned by J.C. Gilchrist.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, October 28, 1903

The propeller MANHATTAN, wrecked on a reef six miles off Munising, Mich., is going to pieces in the heavy storms which break over her, Parts of the boat's wreckage are strewn along the shore.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, January 9, 1905

      What is left of the steamer MANHATTAN, wrecked two years ago on the reef at the south end of Grand Island, Marquette, has been bought for $1.660 by A. P. Utter, president of the Munsing State Bank.
      Buffalo Evening News
      June 5, 1905
MANHATTAN Built Dec. 4, 1886 Bulk Propeller - Wood
U. S. No. 91905 1545 gt - 1102 nt 252.4' x 38' x 19.4'
Stranded and burned on Grand Island, Lake Superior, October 26, 1903.
      Detroit/Wyandotte Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.

Steam screw MANHATTAN. U. S. No. 91905. Of 1,545.70 tons gross; 1,102.74 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich, 1887. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 252.4 x 38.0 x 19.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1890

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.51661 Longitude: -86.66683
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Manhattan (Propeller), U91905, aground, 26 Oct 1903