The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Robert Holland (Propeller), U110043, aground, 28 Oct 1872

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The stm. ROBERT HOLLAND, which took her departure from Chicago on the 21st inst., laden with 19,298 bu. corn, on reaching the locality of Pt. au Pelee Island, run on a dangerous reef and lies hard grounded. She lies a short distance northeast of the island and exposed to easterly winds, which yesterday were moderately prevalent from that quarter. The tug CLEMATIS being in that immediate locality, was dispatched to Detroit for steam pumps and lighter, which she returned with. At latest accounts she has not commenced leaking, though 2 1/2 ft. out of water forward.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 28, 1872 4-2

Steam screw ROBERT HOLLAND.* U. S. No. 110043. Of 423 tons gross; 339 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1872. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 156.0 x 30.0 x 11.4 Freight service. Crew of 12.
      * Formerly steam screw - [a] ROBERT HOLLAND
      [B] British NORTHERN QUEEN
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: aground
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.781388 Longitude: -82.657777
William R. McNeil
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Robert Holland (Propeller), U110043, aground, 28 Oct 1872