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William C. Moreland (Propeller), U207851, aground, 18 Oct 1910


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MORELAND, WILLIAM C. Steam screw of 7514 gross tons, built 1910. Official U. S. Number 207851. with 23 persons on board vessel stranded at Eagle River Reef, Mich., Oct. 18, 1910. No lives lost, vessel a total loss.
      Loss of U. S. Vessels on the Great
      Lakes, Merchant Vessel List, 1911



      CREW OF MORELAND ESCAPE IN BOATS.
Calumet, Mich., Oct. 21. - After pounding hard all day, the steamer MORELAND, which has been aground at Eagle River, 30 miles north of here, broke in three parts yesterday afternoon. The crew got away in small boats and no lives were lost.
      The MORELAND owned by Jones & Laughlin, of Pittsburgh, is one of the finest freighters on the lakes. She was built at the Lorain yards of the American Shipbuilding Co., and came out early in September. This was her fifth trip.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 21, 1910

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      WORKING ON MORELAND.
      Detroit, Oct. 24. - The wreckers that were working on the steamer W. C. MORELAND, ashore near Eagle River, were driven away from the wreck by the northwest storm that swept Lake Superior Friday night, after they had jettisoned about 2,000 tons of the ore cargo. The wind was blowing at the rate of 24 miles an hour from the northwest yesterday afternoon.
      The tugs FAVORITE and WHALAN will return to the wrecked steamer today.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 24, 1910

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      SIXTEEN SHIPS WRECKED ON DANGEROUS REEF.
      Calumet, Mich., Oct. 27. - The wreck of the new steel steamer MORELAND on the Eagle River reef a week ago, is the sixteenth which has happened on the same spot in the past 16 years.
      Among the losses which have occurred on the dangerous reef, were the steamer J. H. PICKANDS in 1894. The boat and cargo and one member of the crew went down. Two years later the steamer COLORADO was lost there, and later while the tug FERN was salvaging at the scene, it was lost with five of its crew.
      There were many accidents of a minor nature and then came the stranding of the steamer URANUS. She was released but cost her owners $40,000 for repairs. Last August the steamer PATHFINDER with the barge SAGAMORE in tow, hit the rocks and another loss of nearly $50,000 was incurred. It is possible that the loss of the MORELAND will induce the Lake Carriers' Association to work for some kind of protection at the point.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 27, 1910
     
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      STEAMER WASAGO BURNS TO WATER'S EDGE.
      Sinks In Thirty Feet Of Water And With Cargo Will Be Total Loss - Crew Saved.
      Calumet, Mich., Nov. 7. - The wooden steamer WASAGO, Capt. W. A. Glass, bound from Toronto to Fort William, Ont., with a cargo of farming machinery and supplies, was burned to the water's edge while lying in shelter from heavy northwest gales at Copper Harbor, 20 miles north of here yesterday. WASAGO sank in 30 feet of water and engines can be salvaged. The hull and cargo will be a total loss, amounting to $200,000. The crew of 15 men and one woman were taken off by the steamer WESTMOUNT of Montreal, which left this morning for Fort William. This is the third disaster on Keweenaw Point in three weeks, and the second steamer destroyed by fire in that time. The steamer MORELAND which was wrecked on Eagle River three weeks ago is a total loss and abandoned by underwriters. The steamer LANGHAM burned off Bete Gris and sank a week ago. As in the case of the LANGHAM, fire on the WASAGO started near bow and members of the crew barely escaped with their lives, saving nothing.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 7, 1910

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      MARINE NOTES.
      Capt. Reid of the Reid Wrecking Company has announced that he has succeeded in floating the steamer W. C. MORELAND, wrecked last month, and that she will be taken to Superior for repairs.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 28, 1910

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      MORELAND LOOTED
      Calumet, Mich., May 19. - Since Capt. James Reid's wrecking outfit abandoned operations on the steamer W.C. MORELAND last winter, the big 600 foot vessel stranded on Saw Tooth Reef off Eagle River, has been looted of everything movable.
      The MORELAND was a magnificently furnished vessel when she went on the rocks. Capt. reid conveyed only a small part of her furnishings and equipment to Houghton for storage. Practically everything else has been stolen. Capt. Reid says that after bringing the wreck into port, he will locate the persons who looted it and prosecute them.
      Aside from the breaks in the hull, Capt. Reid finds the MORELAND is in good condition after her exposure to the winter storms.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, May 19, 1911

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      A FEW DAYS MORE FOR THE " MORELAND."
Detroit, June 27. - It is almost assured that the steamer WILLIAM G. MORELAND, which has been under command of the Reid Wrecking forces for some time and which was raised Tuesday night, only to sink again in 20 feet of water within a few hours after the raising, will be able to be towed to Portage Lake in the course of a few days.
      On Friday the Reid Wrecking Company received a telegram from Capt. James Reid, who is at the MORELAND, stating that they expect to have the boat all pumped out in four or five days, and that she is in better shape at the present time than ever before.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, June 27, 1911

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      WRECK OF MORELAND ATTRACTS MUCH ATTENTION.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., May 21. - With the stern of the wrecked steamer W. C. MORELAND, the tugs S. M. FISCHER and JAMES REID of the Reid Wrecking Company arrived at the Soo yesterday noon and locked up through the Poe Lock. A large crowd lined the piers at the canal, watching the MORELAND being taken up, stern foremost.
      The MORELAND is on her way to the ship yards at Superior, where a bow will be built on the salvaged section of the hull. The tugs leave with their tow tonight.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 22, 1916

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      TUGS ARRIVE AT DULUTH WITH HALF OF MORELAND.
      Duluth, Minn., May 30. - The tugs REID and FISHER have finished a nineteen-day journey from Detroit to Duluth with the stern half of the steamer MORELAND, which was wrecked off Eagle River in 1910, during her maiden voyage in 1910, down the lake.
      Towing the 225 foot section stern first, the tugs completed a record voyage, weathering a gale at the Soo after their lines parted.
      The salvaged half of the MORELAND was taken to Detroit after the original wreck and condemned. Then it was sunk in Lake Huron, only to be raised a second time by Roy Wolvin of Duluth. A forward part of the ship, to be fitted to the salvaged section, is being built in the Superior yard.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 30, 1916

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      John H. Smith of Smith Bros., Wrecking and Marine Architects of Cleveland, who is in Buffalo making a survey on the damage to the steamer C. L. HUTCHINSON, said last night the boat will be out of commission for three or four weeks. The damage is roughly estimated at $25,000.
      Mr. Smith has also charge of the work of reconstructing the steamer MORELAND, which was wrecked on Lake Superior a few years ago. One half the ship was recovered and is now at Superior having a new end put on. The ship is to be completed and ready for sea on April 15. She will be operated by the Canada Steamship Company.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 16, 1916

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      NEW BOW LAUNCHED FOR STEAMER W. C. MORELAND.
      Word comes from Superior that the new forward end that has been built at the Superior drydock for the steamer W. C. MORELAND has been completed, and will be put in place without delay.
      The after half of the MORELAND was salvaged from Saw Tooth Reef, Lake Superior, after she had gone on the rocks there. She belonged to the Becker Fleet of Cleveland, and was a new steamer over 600 feet long, and commanded by Capt. Ennes.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 10, 1916

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      MARINE NOTES
When the new bow is put on to the stern of the W. C. MORELAND the ship will be called the SIR TREVOR DAWSON.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 12, 1916
     
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      MARINE NOTES
      A. G. Smith, general manager of the American Shipbuilding Co., is at Superior looking after the work of putting the two parts of the steamer SIR TREVOR DAWSON together. She was formerly the W. C. MORELAND.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 14, 1916
     
     
Steam screw WILLIAM C. MORELAND.* U. S. No. 207851. oF 7.514 gross tons; 5,803 tons net. Built Lorain, O., 1910. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 580.0 x 58.0 x 32.0 Of 1,880 indicated horse-power. Crew of 25. Freight service.
      * Vessel Lost
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911
     
     
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1910
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McN.W.5807
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William R. McNeil
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William C. Moreland (Propeller), U207851, aground, 18 Oct 1910