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Saturn (Propeller), U117023, Sunk, 12 Aug 1901

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Amherstburg, Aug. 11 - The stmr. SATURN, bound down with iron ore, struck a rock near New York Shoal about 3:30 this afternoon and punctured the plates in the forepeak and starboard forward compartment in the water bottom. Both compartments are full of water and the steamer rests on the bottom at Bar Point and directly in the channel. Lighters have been sent for.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 12, 1901 2-4

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Cleveland, Aug. 12 - The stmr. V. SWAIN will go to the stranded stmr. SATURN at Bar Point tonight and take off part of her iron ore cargo. The WALES from Detroit is already engaged in lightering the cargo.

      Amherstburg, Aug. 12 - The stmr. SATURN was released from Bar Point this evening after lightering part of her cargo on the barge POINT ABINO by the wreckers HOME RULE and SAGINAW. Temporary repairs have been made and the steamer will be released and proceed tonight.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 13, 1901 2-4

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Steam screw SATURN. U. S. No.117023. of 3,717 tons gross; 2,772 tons net. Built Lorain, Ohio, 1901. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 346.0 x 48.0 x 28.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901

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Reason: Sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Saturn (Propeller), U117023, Sunk, 12 Aug 1901