The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
P. P. Miller (Propeller), U200346, aground, 19 Oct 1904

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While on her way from Escanaba to Lake Erie with iron ore the propeller P.P. MILLER stranded late Wednesday night on Simmons Reef at the western entrance of Mackinaw Straits. She is out two feet forward and her forward compartments are full of water. The boat is said to be in bad condition and the lighter RESCUE has gone to her from the Soo. It is expected that about 1,500 tons of her cargo will have to be lightered.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 21, 1904

The propeller P.P. MILLER was released from her stranded position on Simmons reef yesterday after 1500 tons of her ore cargo had been lightered. The tug FAVORITE took the MILLER to Mackinaw City. Several compartments are full of water. A steam pump will be installed and the MILLER will proceed to her destination, Cheboygan.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 24, 1904

P.P. MILLER.* Built Sept. 9, 1903 Bulk Propeller -Steel
U. S. No. 200346 3845 gt -2858 nt 354' x 48' x 28'
* Renamed (b) COLLIER -US -1920
      (c) JOHN McCARTNEY KENNEDY -US -1922 Converted to se1f-un1oader in 1926.
      (d) R.E. MOODY -US -1937
Scrapped at Duluth, Minn., in 1958.
      Union Dry-dock Buffalo, Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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P. P. Miller (Propeller), U200346, aground, 19 Oct 1904