The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Uncle Sam (Propeller), U15304, aground, 1882

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The tug UNCLE SAM, which went ashore near Duncan City a year ago, has been got off and taken into Cheboygan, where a new hull has been built for her, and her boiler and engine given a thorough overhauling. The new boat will be out in about two weeks.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, August, 1883.

Steam screw UNCLE SAM. U. S. No. 15304. Of 24.86 gross tons; 12.43 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1863. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 60.4 x 13.8 x 6.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
Steam screw tug LITTLE GIANT.* U. S. No. 15304. Of 24 gross tons. Built Chicago, Ill., 1863. by Miller Bros. Of 60.4 x 13.8 x 6.4.
      * Renamed UNCLE SAM - U. S. - 1883 [ abandoned 1908 ]
      Herman Runge List

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.65418 Longitude: -84.4292
William R. McNeil
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Uncle Sam (Propeller), U15304, aground, 1882