The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Omaha (Propeller), aground, 1 Sep 1891

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Mackinaw, Sept. 29. -- Several boats are sheltered under St. Helena. Wind is blowing a west gale. On account of the storm nothing has yet been done towards releasing the OMAHA from Grey's Reef. No news from the SACHEM on Gull Island.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Tuesday, September 29, 1891
Chicago, Oct. 1. -- The steamer OMAHA was released from Gray's Reef last night, and she is now on her way to Cheboygan. She lightered 15,000 bushels of corn.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, October 1, 1891
When the OMAHA got into the Mills drydock it was found that her forefoot and shoe were gone. Further than that, she was but little injured. Mearly temporary repairs will be made here, so that she can finish her trip to Ogdensburg. Permanent repairs will be made at her owners dock at Milwaukee.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, October 7, 1891

The permanent repairs on the steamer OMAHA will cost about $5,000. She will have to have 50 feet of new planking on her bottom and a length of keel besides the repairs mentioned in this column yesterday.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, October 8, 1891
At the west yard [Manitowoc] the damage sustained by the steamer Omaha through stranding on Gray's reef last fall, has been permanently repaired. In order to give the steamer additional strength, steel chords 13 inches wide and of an inch thick have been placed each side of her keelsons.
      The Marine Review
      January 14, 1892

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.80001 Longitude: -85.25035
William R. McNeil
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Omaha (Propeller), aground, 1 Sep 1891