The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
German (Propeller), U86122, aground, 1 Aug 1899

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In no season for five or six years past have lake underwriters been as fortunate as they have been up to August of the present season. They have had practically no total losses, with the partial losses few in number and none of them very heavy. But collisions and strandings during the past two weeks are quite important. The sinking of the TREVOR. followed by the stranding of two other, steam vessels, the PENOBSCOT and GERMAN within the past few days, will result in some large wrecking bills as well as important repair jobs. The GERMAN is on a rocky bottom near Detour and may not be released for ten days or more, and the release of the PENOBSCOT has also proven a slow job.
      Marine Review
      August 31, 1899

There are some forty-nine plates to be taken off the bottom of the Menominee line steamer GERMAN in dock at Chicago, as a result of con tact with rocks near Detour, and three new blades will also be required for the steamer's wheel. She will be in dock full two weeks. Repairs on the steamer PENOBSCOT at the head of the lakes will also prove expensive The PENOBSCOT is probably not a favorite with the underwriters just now, as she cost them about $15,000 at Buffalo last fall for bottom damages.
      Marine Review
      September 7, 1899

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Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.99446 Longitude: -83.90278
William R. McNeil
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German (Propeller), U86122, aground, 1 Aug 1899