The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Briton (Propeller), U3493, aground, 26 May 1906


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STEEL, TRUST STEAMER IS HARD AGROUND.
By the breaking of her steering gear in the St. Clair river yesterday, the steamer BRITON of the Steel Trust fleet sheered and ran hard aground in the sand bar at the foot of Fawn Island. The BRITON was bound up and was going at a good speed when she struck, running out two feet forward and eight feet aft. As the vessel is resting midway on the bar, it will be necessary to dredge her off.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, May 23, 1906

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      WORK OF RAISING STEAMER BRITON.
Marine City, May 25. -- Dredging to float the steamer BRITON is now under way. The steamer is lying in three feet of water and has settled four feet into the sand. So far the vessel has not been damaged.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, May 25, 1906

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      Marine City, May 25 - The Steel Trust steamer BRITON was pulled off the sand bar opposite this point at 7:40 this morning after a lot of dredging had been done. The steamer seemed to be uninjured.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      May 26, 1906 10-1

     
Steam screw BRITON. U. S. No. 3493. Of 2,348.43 tons gross; 1,875.23 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1891. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 296.2 x 40.4 x 21.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1895
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1906
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20445
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.71948 Longitude: -82.49213
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Briton (Propeller), U3493, aground, 26 May 1906