The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Roswell P. Flower (Propeller), U110724, aground, 16 Jul 1892

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Mackinaw City, July 16. -- The steamer R. P. FLOWER, bound down, ore laden, struck rocks in the channel of Waugoshance this afternoon. A very heavy sea was running at the time, and it is supposed that she struck forward as her bow went down in the trough of the sea, and then aft as her stern went down. Holes were stove in her bow and pumps were set to work, but water came in faster than it went out, and the steamer was run on the beach here. There is usually 18 feet where she struck. Capt. Davis thinks that the steam pump will release his boat without trouble. The Flower's consort TOKIO continued down under sail.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, July 16, 1892
Steam screw ROSWELL P. FLOWER. U. S. No. 110724. Of 1,593.40 tons gross; 1,165.48 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1887. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 264.0 x 38.1 x 17.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1890

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.7839 Longitude: -84.72783
William R. McNeil
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Roswell P. Flower (Propeller), U110724, aground, 16 Jul 1892