The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
M. M. Drake (Propeller), U91485, aground, 5 Oct 1882

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      [special Telegram to the Inter Ocean]
Escanaba, Mich., Oct. 6. -- The propeller M.M. DRAKE, towing the schooner ALICE B. NORRIS, loaded with ore, went ashore on North Fox island at 2 o'clock a. m. during the heavy storm of Thursday morning, Oct. 5. The steambarge R.P. RANNEY discovered the boats ashore and went to their assistance. The DRAKE was out two feet forward, and had jettisoned 150 tons of ore. The NORRIS jettisoned 100 tons. The RANNEY pulled on the DRAKE from 2 p. m. till 12 midnight when she released her. The captain thinks the DRAKE can release the NORRIS boats in good condition.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook No. 2. October 1882

Steam screw M.M. DRAKE. U. S. No. 91485. Of 1162.49 tons gross; 948.53 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1882. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 201.0 x 34.5 x 14.6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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M. M. Drake (Propeller), U91485, aground, 5 Oct 1882