The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frank H. Peavey (Propeller), U121187, aground, 20 Aug 1906

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Duluth, Minn, Aug. 21 -- The steamer FRANK H. PEAVEY, of the Peavey Steamship Company, one of the largest lake freighters, is ashore at Gooseberry River on the north shore, about 60 miles from Duluth. The tug EDNA G., has gone to her assistance.
      Later reports indicate that the PEAVEY is hard aground and pounding hard. In the heavy fog she lost her course, going in shortly after midnight. Everyone is safe and in no danger.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 21, 1906

Duluth, Aug. 23.-- A wrecking outfit , accompanied by Capt. Kidd and Engineer Hays has gone to the steamer FRANK H. PEAVEY, which is on the rocks at Castle Danger, about 12 miles above Two Harbors. It is reported that the vessel's bow is well upon the rocks and that a large boulder has pierced its bottom, well forward, but as the water bottom was full when the steamer struck. It is thought that the vessel can be taken off without much difficulty. The exact nature of the injuries will not be known for a day or two.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 23, 1906

The steamer FRANK H. PEAVEY, which stranded at Gooseberry River on Monday morning, arrived at Duluth yesterday. The boat was released with less dificulty than was anticipated and went into port under her own steam. The damage cannot be approximated until the steamer has been placed in drydock.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 24, 1906

Steam screw FRANK H. PEAVEY. U. S. No. 121187. Of 5002 gross tons; 3,871 tons net. Built Lorain, Ohio, 1901. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 430.0 x 50.0 x 28.5
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Minnesota, United States
    Latitude: 47.1427 Longitude: -91.45684
William R. McNeil
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Frank H. Peavey (Propeller), U121187, aground, 20 Aug 1906