The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
D. P. Rhodes (Schooner), U6697, aground, 10 Jul 1891

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Sault Ste. Marie, July 11. -- Schooner RHODES, consort of steamer FRY, is on Sweet's Island shoal near Detour. Is out several inches and on bad rock bottom.
      SPINNER and consorts SHAWNEE and GODFREY are aground at the Black Hole, Little Mud Lake.
      Steam barge IRA CHAFFEE, after discharging her cargo of coal, was discovered on fire around the smokestack. She was entirely destroyed, efforts to scuttle her being insuccessful. She was owned by J. P. Sullivan of Detroit. Valued by Lloyds at $7,500; insurance $5,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, July 11, 1891
Schooner D.P. RHODES. U. S. No. 6697. Of 937 tons gross; 891 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1871. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 217.0 x 35.3 x 14.8 Crew of 6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.03113 Longitude: -83.93417
William R. McNeil
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D. P. Rhodes (Schooner), U6697, aground, 10 Jul 1891