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Shenandoah (Propeller), U116623, aground, 4 Jul 1911


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The work of lightering the cargo of iron ore on the stm. SHENANDOAH, which stranded with the barge CHIEFTAN in the Niagara River opposite Riverside park was begun yesterday morning, but at nightfall the boat was still hard aground. The wreckers did not touch the barge.
Tugs and the lighter OLGA worked on the steamer. Several hundred tons of ore were taken off, but the boat stuck to the bottom. Much more of the cargo will have to be taken out before release is possible
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 6, 1911

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      EFFORTS MADE TO RELEASE VESSELS
      SHENANDOAH and CHIEFTAIN, Aground in River, May Be Floated Today.
      The steamer SHENANDOAH and barge CHIEFTAIN, Which struck bottom in the Niagara River on Tuesday, may be released today. Tugs and the lighter OLGA were at work lightering the vessels yesterday afternoon and evening. The work continued through the night and it is probable that both vessels will float this afternoon.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, July 6, 1911 16 - 3
     
     
The steamer SHENANDOAH which with the barge CHIEFTAIN, grounded in the Niagara River last Tuesday, was released yesterday morning. It is thought that the barge will be floated today.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, July 7, 1911
     

Steam screw SHENANDOAH. U. S. No. 116623. Of 2,251 tons gross; 1,880 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1894. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 308.0 x 43.0 x 21.0 Freight service. Crew of 15. Of 1,200 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1911
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14397
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Shenandoah (Propeller), U116623, aground, 4 Jul 1911