The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Neosho (Propeller), U130410, aground, 1894

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Capt. Swain and the owners of the wrecking steamer FAVORITE have reason to feel proud of their work in releasing the NEOSHO from Spectacle reef.
One of the crew of the steamer NEOSHO says of her stranding on Spectacle reef: "We left Detour soon after noon, bound for South Chicago, steering a course intended to clear the south side of Spectacle reef. The weather was hazy, but the lighthouse was plainly seen. About 3 o'clock in the afternoon, when at what was thought to be a distance which would take her safely past the reef, she was headed southwest, and struck on the extreme southeast edge of the reef, three-quarters of a mile from the light. The captain supposed that he was fully a mile off, but misjudged the distance owing to the peculiar condition of the atmosphere."
      The Marine Review
      October 11, 1894

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.76807 Longitude: -84.13946
William R. McNeil
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Neosho (Propeller), U130410, aground, 1894