The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Marshall F. Butters (Propeller), U91408, aground, 23 Oct 1901

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Cheboygan, Mich., Oct. 24. -- The steamer MARSHALL F. BUTTERS, bound from lake Superior to Chicago with a cargo of lumber, stranded on the north side of Mackinac Island last night while going through the North passage of the Straits into Lake Michigan. The condition of the steamer is unknown. The wrecker FAVORITE, with lighters and men, left here at 9 o'clock this morning to go to her assistance. A north-east wind, twenty miles an hour, is blowing.
      Marine Record
      October 24, 1901
Steam screw MARSHALL F. BUTTERS. U. S. No. 91408. Of 376.39 tons gross; 229.19 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1882. Home port, Ludington, Mich. 164.0 x 30.0 x 10.0 of 275 Nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.86446 Longitude: -84.6256
William R. McNeil
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Marshall F. Butters (Propeller), U91408, aground, 23 Oct 1901