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Sweepstakes (Propeller), aground, 1 Sep 1883

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The steambarge SANILAC, bound down, ran aground on the Middle Ground, near Point Edward on Sunday night, during a heavy rain squall on Sunday night. Tug SWEEPSTAKES and BOB HACKETT went to work her off at daylight. They had been working but a short time when the HACKETT got out of position so that the SWEEPSTAKES could work ahead, and the SWEEPSTAKES picked up the HACKETT's towline in her wheel. The SWEEPSTAKES then went aground and is still on at noon today. The collector of Customs at Sarnia seized the SWEEPSTAKES for wrecking in Canadian waters. - Port Huron Report.
      Marine Record
      Sept. 27, 1883

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Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.005555 Longitude: -82.398611
William R. McNeil
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Sweepstakes (Propeller), aground, 1 Sep 1883