The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cumberland (Propeller), U125918, aground, 3 May 1882

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The stmb. CUMBERLAND was released from Colchester reef on Tuesday by the tugs CHAMPION and SWEEPSTAKES, after jettisoning about 75 tons ore. She left Amherstburg, yesterday morning for Ashtabula, with the HELVETIA in tow. Neither vessel is much damaged.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 4, 1882 4-3

The schr. HELVETIA, which was with the stmb. CUMBERLAND on Colchester reef, is in Globe Drydock at Cleveland receiving extensive repairs.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May12, 1882 4-5

Steam screw CUMBERLAND. U. S. No. 125918. Of 1,601 tons gross; 1,280 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1881. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 251.5 x 38.3 x 19.7 Freight service. Crew of 15. Of 700 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

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Reason: aground
Freight: ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.933333 Longitude: -82.893055
William R. McNeil
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Cumberland (Propeller), U125918, aground, 3 May 1882