Wallula (Propeller), U80897, sunk, 29 Jun 1897
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The big wooden stm. WALLULA, belonging to the Wilson Fleet, of Cleveland, struck a rock a mile and a half this side of Bar Pt. Light while bound down with ore yesterday morning, and lies in about 18 ft, of water on the Canadian side. The extent of her injuries is not fully known nor is it understood how she happened to strike so far out of the channel.
The wrecking steamer SAGINAW with a diver and steam pump went to her assistance yesterday morning and returned last night for 2 more pumps which would indicate that her injuries are serious.
Cleveland, June 29 - Capt. Tuttle left for the wrecked steamer WALLULA this morning. She will be brought here as soon as she is pumped out and patched.
Detroit Free Press
June 30, 1897 p.7 c.1
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Amherstburg, July 1. -- The steamer WALLULA was released by the SAGINAW and brought here at 11:30 today, after lightering 500 tons of her cargo. The bottom is being patched up and one pump is working to keep the water down. As soon as repaired the WALLULA will go to Cleveland. Her lightered cargo will be taken there on the schooner DOUD.
Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
July 2, 1897
Steam screw WALLULA. U. S. No. 80897. Of 1924.34 tons gross; 1415.70 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1882. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 260.2 x 39.8 x 21.9. Of 1,850 nominal horsepower.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897
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- Reason: sunk
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes