The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. G. Truesdell (Propeller), U10214, agroud, 1 Oct 1882

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Detroit, Oct. 28. The propeller TRUESDELL, ashore at Charlevoix, has 480 tons of pig iron aboard. Insured in Boston Marine Insurance Company for $13,500. The vessel is insured for $20,000 in Shoe & leather Insurance Company. Her value is said to be $25,000. captain Franklin, Inspector for the Boston Marine Insurance Company, was dispatched on Thursday to the scene of the disaster to ascertain the damage sustained. It is thouht her cargo, or a portion of it, will have to be taken out by lighters.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, October, 1882 #47
Steam screw G.J. TRUESDELL. U. S. No. 10214. Of 498.87 gross tons. Home port, Manitowoc, Wis.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

The wrecking tug LEVIATHAN arrived at Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon from Charlevoix with the steambarge G.J. TRUESDALE, recently ashore at that port. After the LEVIATHAN had released her, she was towed to Charlevoix, where a diver patched her, and the LEVIATHAN left with her on Tuesday. She was obliged to remain at South Manitou on account of head winds until Wednesday morning. She had three steam pumps on board, but one worked continually kept her afloat. She was placed in dry-dock where she will be rebuilt. It was thought that she has received considerable damage, being considerably hogged, especially on her starboard side. The oakum has all worked out of her seams, and her bottom is supposed to be badly chafed.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882

      A private dispatch from Charlevoix states that the schooner CITY OF SHEBOYGAN was fast on the bar there yesterday, and craft could not pass in or out. The channel is narrow. One of the vessels detained is the schooner YANKEE BLADE, which had on board 325 tons of the propeller TRUESDELL's cargo. The BLADE will stop in at Milwaukee and take on the 100 tons of this iron taken there on the TRUESDELL, and then come on to Chicago. The TRUESDELL, it will be remembered, was sunk at Charlevoix a short time ago, but was raised and taken to Milwaukee for repairs.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882
Screw G.J. TRUESDELL. U. S. No. 10214. Of 391 tons. Built 1864 at Chicago. Renamed JOHN OTIS, July 25, 1883
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle/Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
Steam screw JOHN OTIS. U. S. No. 10214. Of 301.75 gross tons; 254.14 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1864 Home port, Chicago, Ill. 148.0 x 27.0 x 10.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: agroud
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Freight: pig iron
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.31806 Longitude: -85.2584
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J. G. Truesdell (Propeller), U10214, agroud, 1 Oct 1882