The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Granite State (Propeller), aground, 17 Dec 1853

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PROPELLER ASHORE. -- The Propeller GENESEE CHIEF, owned by Chamberlain & Crawford, in attempting to make the river on Saturday night, struck the pier and stove a hole in her bows. She lost both anchors in a vain attempt to hold her position. The storm drove her ashore above the mouth of the River, some 500 or 600 yards. Her bow is well upon shore, and her stern in ten feet of water. She was from Buffalo, and had aboard 100 barrels of salt. Hopes are entertained of getting her off without material damage.
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Monday, December 19, 1853
We are obliged to correct our correction in relation to the name of the propeller which went ashore. It was neither the GENESEE CHIEF or PRAIRIE STATE, but the GRANITE STATE.
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Wednesday, December 21, 1853
The GRANITE STATE was got off yesterday, and towed into port by the tugs NIAGARA and CLIFF BELDEN. Much credit is due Captain John Caldwell and Mr. Cuney for the energy and skill displayed by them in removing her from her perilous situation.
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Thursday, December 22, 1853

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: salt
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Granite State (Propeller), aground, 17 Dec 1853