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Ira Chaffee (Propeller), U12131, aground, 8 Dec 1876

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LOSS OF THE STEAMER IRA CHAFFEE. -- On Friday afternoon the steamer IRA CHAFFEE was driven ashore near Maquette, and will probably prove a total loss. She was an old tub, built in 1866, and formerly in the fruit trade between Chicago and St. Joe.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, December 13, 1876

THE IRA CHAFFEE. -- The Negaunce Herald says the owners of the propeller IRA CHAFFEE, which went ashore some two miles below the Carp Furnace last fall, have put men to work with a view of taking out the cargo of ore. It is thought the hull may be in such shape as to admit of its being towed to some dry-dock or shipyard below for repairs.
      Detroit Tribune
      Saturday, March 24, 1877

      The owner of the old propeller IRA CHAFFEE has decided to turn her into a steam barge. Her rebuild will be thorough. All above the main deck will be new, and instead of having her cabins run the whole length of her as heretofore, they will be situated aft. Her hull is in a remarkable state of preservation, not a plank or frame being rotten.
      Cleveland herald
      Friday, May 24, 1878
Steam screw IRA CHAFFEE. U. S. No. 12131. Of 193.62 tons gross; 116.12 tons net. Built Allegan, Mich., 1867. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.54354 Longitude: -87.39542
William R. McNeil
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Ira Chaffee (Propeller), U12131, aground, 8 Dec 1876