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Inter Ocean (Propeller), U100046, aground, 1 Aug 1882

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A dispatch from the master to Captain Ira Owen, of this city, received yesterday afternoon, announces the steamship INTER OCEAN ashore on Pyramid Point and one foot out. Pyramid Point is at the foot of Lake Michigan, opposite the North Maintou Island. The INTER OCEAN is loaded with coal from lake Erie, and is destined for Chicago. She went on at noon yesterday in a dense fog. The master's dispatch does not say whether she is leaking or not. Captain Owen arranged by telegraph for the wrecking tug LEVIATHAN to go to her rescue, and she is probably at the scene by this time. The still weather is in the stranded steamship's favor. If a storm should come on, however, she would fare badly where she is, and no time will be lost by the LEVIATHAN. If lighters are not at hand, and if the LEVIATHAN did not take lighters with her, they may have to jettison a portion of her cargo. The INTER OCEAN is a fine craft of 1,068 tons. She was built a Detroit by the Detroit Dry Dock Company in 1872, and is valued at about $65,000. As stated Captain Ira Owen is the owner. There is insurance on her, but to what extent is not ascertained.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, August 1882

Steam screw INTER OCEAN. U. S. No. 100046. Of 1068.76 gross tons. Built Detroit, Mich., 1872. Home port, Marine City, Mich. 23.6 x 36.4 x 19.9.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.96777 Longitude: -85.93315
William R. McNeil
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Inter Ocean (Propeller), U100046, aground, 1 Aug 1882