The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George R. Hand (Propeller), U10316, aground, 18 Sep 1868

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During the severe gale of Tuesday night (9/15) the tug NEWTON which was lying at anchor off Turtle Island was blown ashore on the lower side of the island. Yesterday morning the tug GEORGE R. HAND went to her relief and also got ashore.The FARRAGUT was sent to the assistance of the tugs and after considerable difficulty succeeded in getting them afloat. The tugs were not injured.
      Toledo Blade
      September 18, 1868

Steam screw GEORGE R. HAND. U. S. No. 10316. Of 15 tons gross. Built Toledo, Ohio, 1867. First home port, Toledo, Ohio. DISPOSITION. -- Abandoned 1880
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 41.75255 Longitude: -83.39076
William R. McNeil
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George R. Hand (Propeller), U10316, aground, 18 Sep 1868