Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Metropolis (Steamboat), sunk, 14 May 1881
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Bay City, Mich., May 11. -- A dispatch from her captain reports the steamer METROPOLIS, of the Bay City and Alpena Line, on Black River Island, with six feet of water in her. No particulars are ascertainable tonight. A steam pump has been ordered from Detroit.
Alpena, Mich., May 11. -- Steamer METROPOLIS, plying between here and Bay City, ran on Black River Island reef in a thick fog about noon today. Her injuries have not been definitely ascertained, but there is five feet of water in her. Pumps are bound for her relief. The passengers were all safely landed at Alcona and will be transferred tomorrow.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, April/July, 1881

The steamer METROPOLIS, which sank on Black River Island, Lake Huron, a few days ago, is owned by Captain D. Cole, who recently purchased the ARUNDELL from David Bell.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, May 17, 1881

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
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William R. McNeil
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Metropolis (Steamboat), sunk, 14 May 1881