The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sitka (Propeller), U116174, aground, 2 May 1893

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Port Huron, May 3. -- Tugs WALES and RUNNELS left here last night with a lighter and 40 men to work on the steamer SITKA, ashore at Kettle Point, 20 miles from here, on the Canada side.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, May 3, 1893
Port Huron, May 4. -- The steamer SITKA was released from Kettle Point last night after lightering about 8,000 bushels of corn. So far as known none of her cargo was wet, the pumps keeping the water down. She will reload here and proceed to Buffalo with steam-pumps on board.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, May 4, 1893
Chicago, May 8. -- Capt. John Prindiville, wjo returned from Port Huron this morning, states the repairs to the steamer SITKA, recently ashore on Lake Huron, will amount to $20,000. Wrecking expenses are $5,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, May 8, 1893
SITKA Built August 1887 Bulk Propeller -Wood
U. S. No. 116174 1740 gt -1227 nt 272.5'x 40.5' x 19.4'
Stranded on ledge off Point Au Sable. Lake Superior, October 4. 1904; went to pieces a short time later.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $20,000
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.215833 Longitude: -82.016666
William R. McNeil
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Sitka (Propeller), U116174, aground, 2 May 1893