The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Fayette Brown (Propeller), U120682, aground, 1 Oct 1906

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Cleveland, Oct. 1 - Capt. Jones of the stm. CASTALIA, which is loading coal at Lorain, called up Manager Daycock shortly after midnight Saturday night and notified him that the vessel on the beach there, which is undoubtedly the FAYETTE BROWN, struck the pier in trying to make the harbor and becoming disabled she drifted to the westward and went on the beach about 2,000 ft. west of the pier.
Capt. Jones was unable to get a tug to go down to the stranded boat, and nothing is known about the condition of the steamer. All the members of the crew are still aboard the ship but it is thought they are all safe. The wreckimg outfit will be sent to the stranded boat as soon as possible. She is insured for $110,000.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 1, 1906

Lorain, Oct. 3 - Inspection of the stm. FAYETTE BROWN in drydock revealed the fact that a number of her bottom plates have been bent, the wheel is gone and the rudder damaged. It will probably take 10 days to make the repairs.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 3, 1906

Steam screw FAYETTE BROWN. U. S. No. 120682. Of 2,080 tons gross; 1,217 tons net. Built Wyandotte, Mich., 1887. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 306.3 x 40.0 x 18.0 Crew of 18. Of 1,000 indicated horsepower. Composite built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.45282 Longitude: -82.18237
William R. McNeil
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Fayette Brown (Propeller), U120682, aground, 1 Oct 1906