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Grecian (Propeller), U86136, sunk, 15 Jun 1906

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Detour, June 8. -- The tug THOMPSON, with a lighter, arrived here yesterday afternoon to take off the cargo of the GRECIAN, which is sunk in 21 feet of water. The extent of the injuries to the steamer has not yet been ascertained
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, June 8, 1906

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Cleveland, June 9. -- It will take at least two months for the Lake Shipyards to complete repairs on the steel vessels now lined up waiting to go into drydocks. The steamer ZIMMERMAN, which was sunk in collision with the SAXONA in the Soo Passage on her first trip, will be at the local shipyard for seven or eight weeks, and the repair bill will be between $50,000 and $60,000. The steamer CRESCENT CITY and barge MANILA, recently released from the beach near Duluth, will be repaired at Ohio ports and they will both be big jobs.
The MANILA will be converted into a steamer, but the change will not be made until next winter. Repairs on the MATAAFA will probably be made at Superior. Little will be known regarding the condition of the EDENBORN until she has been released at Split Rock. The steamers ROMAN, recently released, and the GRECIAN, now sunk at Detour, will have to go into drydock for repairs.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, June 9, 1906

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The North American Salvage Wrecking Company has begun preparations for raising the sunken ore barge GRECIAN, which went down in Thunder bay during a gale two years ago.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 27, 1909
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      The sunken steamer GRECIAN was located by divers 16 miles off Alpena yesterday. She is in good condition and valued at $100,000
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 25, 1909
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Steam screw GRECIAN. U. S. No. 86136. Of 2,348 tons gross. Built 1891. On June 15, 1906, vessel foundered in Lake Huron. With 20 persons on board. No lives lost.
      Loss of American Vessels reported During Fiscal Year, 1906
Steam screw GRECIAN. U. S. No. 86136. Of 2,348 tons gross; 1,875 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1891. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 296.2 x 40.4 x 21.1 Crew of 20. Steel built. Of 1,280 indicated horsepower. Passenger service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.06168 Longitude: -83.43275
William R. McNeil
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Grecian (Propeller), U86136, sunk, 15 Jun 1906