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Delaware (Propeller), U6961, aground, 1 Jul 1881

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The propeller DELAWARE, which was aground on Racine Reef, has been released. Nearly one-half of her cargo had to be lightered.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, July 15, 1881

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The inspection of the bottom of the propeller DELAWARE shows that she will require repairs which will cost $10,000. Wednesday a diver made an examination of the propeller and found that for a distance of fifty or fifty-five feet where she scraped on the ledge, the keel and bottom planks are badly shivered and broomed. The worst spots were covered with canvas and boards to enable the steamer to reach her destination before going into dry dock.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, July 20, 1881

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Buffalo Courier -- The propeller DELAWARE, of the Anchor Line, has been repaired at the Union Shipyard, and cleared for Chicago. The damage done by her going on Racine Reef last week were grossly exaggerated, as her repair bill is something under $1,000.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, July 25, 1881

Steam screw DELAWARE. U. S. No. 6961. Of 1,731.70 tons gross; 1,526.53 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1878. Home port, Erie, Pa.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72446 Longitude: -87.75341
William R. McNeil
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Delaware (Propeller), U6961, aground, 1 Jul 1881