The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
B. W. Arnold (Propeller), U3333, aground, 21 May 1891

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A STEAMER ON THE ROCKS. -- A private dispatch states that the steamer B. W. ARNOLD went ashore in foggy weather on Manitoulin Island, three miles southeast of the lighthouse, on Saturday night. The vessel is out one foot all around, and the two tugs which worked on her all day yesterday failed to stir her. Assistance has been telegraphed for to Port Huron and further measures for release will be at once taken. The amount of damage was not ascertained.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, May 25, 1891
      Chicago, May 26. -- The steamer B. W. ARNOLD is ashore on Green Island Reef, upper Lake Huron. McMerran of Port Huron telegraphs underwriters here today that she is a foot out all around and says pontoons or jacks must be sent to raise her. Green Island Reef is one of the danger spots on Lake Huron. The ARNOLD is a new boat valued at $55,000 and ought to stand hard punishment. She is insured to the limit with Crosby, McDonald, Aetna and david Vance. She was built by F. W. Wheeler at West Bay City in 1885, 647 tons, and was rated A 1* this season.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Tuesday, May 26, 1891

Steam screw B.W. ARNOLD. U. S. No. 3333. Of 944.30 tons gross; 673,56 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1885. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 102.3 x 36.0 x 13.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1890

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Reason: aground
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B. W. Arnold (Propeller), U3333, aground, 21 May 1891