The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cuba (Propeller), aground, 13 Jul 1890

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The Canadian propeller CUBA is ashore near Cheboygan. She is leaking badly.
Cheboygan, Mich., July 14. -- At an early hour yesterday morning the Canadian propeller CUBA, laden with grain for Montreal, ran on to Gray's Reef and knocked a hole in her bottom. A heavy fog prevailed at the time and the CUBA was within two lengths of the reef before her danger was discovered. The engines were reversed, but she struck hard. The pumps were put to work at once, but the water gained rapidly until the boat was full. The FAVORITE was sent for and has proceeded to her assistance.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 14, 1890
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      The propeller CUBA stranded on Grey's Reef on Sunday in a fog, and is full of water. A part of the cargo is being pumped overboard. The CUBA had about 20,000 bushels of corn, fully insured.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      July 17, 1890

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      Propeller CUBA is out of Port Huron dry-dock and has sailed for Montreal. She carries her partly damaged cargo of corn.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 21, 1890

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Reason: aground
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.80001 Longitude: -85.25035
William R. McNeil
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Cuba (Propeller), aground, 13 Jul 1890