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Penobscot (Propeller), U150705, aground, 12 Sep 1904

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The steel propeller PENOBSCOT, on her way from Waukegan to Milwaukee with 5,600 tons of coal on board, stranded on Racine Reef, off Racine, late Tuesday night. Tugs were sent out to the boat but she was held too firmly on the rocks and jettisoning the cargo was begun. After 400 tons of coal had been thrown overboard the PENOBSCOT was released and she proceeded to Milwaukee. The boat evidently suffered little damage.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 15, 1904

Steam screw PENOBSCOT. U. S. No. 150705. Of 4,077 tons gross; 3,530 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1895. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 450.0 x 44.5 x 22.5 Crew of 20. Steel built. Of 1,150 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72446 Longitude: -87.75341
William R. McNeil
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Penobscot (Propeller), U150705, aground, 12 Sep 1904