The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Colorado (Propeller), U4267, sunk by ice, 11 Apr 1880

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Charles Ensign, Manager of the Commercial Line at Buffalo, has received the following from captain Pope, of the COLORADO.
      Mackinaw Island, April 11.-- The COLORADO stove plank in each bow, one foot long, below the water line, while working out of the ice in the South Passage. She is within 100 feet of the dock at Mackinaw island, sunk in sixteen feet of water. No tug or steam pump here. Shall want both. One pump will do. Think we can raise her bows enought to stop the leak from the outside. -- F.L. Pope.
      The cargo of the COLORADO consisted of 45,000 bushels of corn and 500 tierces of lard.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes marine Scrapbook, April 1880
Steam screw COLORADO. U. S. No. 4267. Of 1470.55 gross tons; 1321.78 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1867. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 254.6 x 35.0 x 13.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: sunk by ice
Lives: nil
Freight: corn, lard
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.86446 Longitude: -84.6256
William R. McNeil
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Colorado (Propeller), U4267, sunk by ice, 11 Apr 1880