The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Philadelphia (Propeller), U20142, aground, 30 Nov 1891

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Detroit, Dec.1. -- The Anchor Line steamer PHILADELPHIA struck bottom on an obstruction near the mouth of the river last night and is on hard about a mile below Bois Blanc, and is leaking. She has a full cargo of package freight from Chicago for Buffalo, and the loss will be heavy. The SAGINAW with steam pumps has gone to her assistance.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Tuesday, December 1, 1891
Amherstburg, Dec. 3. -- The PHILADELPHIA has been released and is being towed to Detroit by the SAGINAW.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, December 3, 1891

      A hole in the steamer PHILADELPHIA, which sank at Bar point, was effectually closed in an ingenious manner after the boat had been pumped out and towed to Detroit. After the flooring had been removed from above the break in the steamer's bottom a box was built up around the hole and filled up with liquid cement.
      The Marine Review
      December 10, 1891

Steam screw PHILADELPHIA. U. S. No. 20142. Of 1463.60 tons gross; 1230.15 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y.,1868. Home port, Erie Pa. 236.0 x 34.3 x 14.0 Of 510 Nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: package freight
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Philadelphia (Propeller), U20142, aground, 30 Nov 1891