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Potomac (Propeller), U19618, aground, 16 May 1881

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Vessel Accidents. -- The propeller POTOMAC grounded on Bois Blanc Island on Saturday and was relieved after lightering a part of her cargo of coal. Monday morning she and her consort again struck bottom, this time on Herson's Island, St. Clair River. The tug WINSLOW is working at them.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, May 18, 1881

The survey of the damaged propeller POTOMAC, in dock at Wolf & Davidson's at Milwaukee, show that she will require 34 feet of new keel and partly new bottom.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, June 14, 1881

Steam screw POTOMAC. U. S. No. 19618. Of 1108.35 tons gross; 858.53 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1855. Home port, Buffalo, N,Y. 210.5 x 33.7 x 12.6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.58948 Longitude: -82.58852
William R. McNeil
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Potomac (Propeller), U19618, aground, 16 May 1881