The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Algoma (Propeller), U106022, aground, 20 Dec 1883

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St. Ignace, Mich., Dec. 20 -- The steamer ALGOMAH ran ashore near here tonight in a thick snowstorm.
      The ALGOMAH is a large ferry steamer, fitted up especially for hard weather and ice. She measures 360 tons. She was built at Detroit by the Detroit Drydock Company in 1881. She rates A 1 and is valued at $45,000. She is owned by the Mackinaw Transportation Company.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, December, 1883
Steam paddle ALGOMAH. U. S. No. 106022. Of 486.28 gross tons; 359.88 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1881. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 127.0 x 33.0 x 11.1.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
NOTE:- The 1885 Merchant Vessel List is in error regarding being a steam paddle, the ALGOMAH was a steam screw.


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.86862 Longitude: -84.72783
William R. McNeil
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Algoma (Propeller), U106022, aground, 20 Dec 1883