The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George Spencer (Propeller), aground, 9 Sep 1901

Full Text

Tonawanda, Sept. 9 - Early this morning while the stmr. GEORGE SPENCER was coming down the west channel of the river she ran hard aground at the head of Little Island. The services of several tugs were needed to get her off, after which she was towed to the dock. The SPENCER was loaded with ore consigned to the Tonawanda Iron & Steel Plant. She had on nearly 1,400 tons.
      The cause of the accident was due to the lowness of the water in the river. The damage to the SPENCER, although slight, will have to be repaired before her departure for other ports.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 9, 1901 8-1

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.02033 Longitude: -78.88032
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

George Spencer (Propeller), aground, 9 Sep 1901