The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Magnetawan (Propeller), aground, 1 Jul 1896

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MAGANETTAWAN Propeller:- On Thursday afternoon the steamer NORTHERN BELL brought the news that the Tug MAGNETTAWAN sic, owned by Capt. A.W. Clark of Parry Sound, had been destroyed off the mouth of the Nascoutayong River, sic (Naiscoot River) near the Byng Inlet. It seems that the Tug HOWARD, was towing logs up the shore, when she broke her propeller wheel and was drifting helplessly onto the rocks, when she signalled the NAGNETTAWAN to come to her relief. Seeing her companion in danger the MAGNETTAWAN put on a full head of steam and hurried to her rescue, and while on the way struck a shoal and went hard on. Other Tugs came to take her off and help the HOWARD, which boat is now safe, but the MAGNETTAWAN broke in two and went to pieces. She now lies about seven feet under water, a total wreck. We Sympathize with Captain Clark in his loss. (Parry Sound Star. undated)
      Collingwood ENTERPRISE
      July 23, 1896

Captain Arthur Clark has been in town this week. He returns from the wreck of the MAGANETAWAN and reports that everything of value has been saved. He left for Collingwood yesterday in order, if possible, to buy a hull that is now in course of building. If he is not successful, a new hull will be built here during the coming winter, and the machinery of the MAGANETAWAN placed therein. - (Parry Sound Canadian. undated)
      Collingwood ENTERPRISE
      Aug. 20, 1896

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.645 Longitude: -80.570555
William R. McNeil
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Magnetawan (Propeller), aground, 1 Jul 1896