The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Japan (Propeller), aground, 4 Jun 1891

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Detroit, June 5. -- The steamer JAPAN grounded this morning at the upper entrance of Lake George Flats. Assistance has been sent, and she is expected to be released this evening.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, June 5, 1891
      The JAPAN, another of the Lake Superior passenger boats grounded near Detour light but was released after lightering 100 tons of deck freight and jettisoning part of her fuel. The schooner SHELDON sustained considerable damage by going ashore on Lake Michigan, and the Canadian schooner SLIGO will have a repair bill of about $500 to pay as tile result of several hours on hard bottom at Outer Duck island, Georgian bay.
      Marine Review
      June 18, 1891.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.45002 Longitude: -84.13336
William R. McNeil
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Japan (Propeller), aground, 4 Jun 1891