The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Charles Beatty (Propeller), aground, 25 May 1906

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The stmr. CHARLES BEATTY, ore laden, for the Tonawanda Iron & Steel Co's docks, ran hard aground on what is believed to be a sand bar in the Niagara River at the foot of Tonawanda Island about 7:30 last night.
      The tugs CONSTITUTION and TONAWANDA worked on the boat for several hours,
but were unable to effect her release. It is probable she will have to be lightered today.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 25, 1906

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      North Tonawanda, May 25 - The stmr. CHARLES BEATTY, ore laden, which ran aground last night near the foot of Tonawanda Island, was released today by the tugs TONAWANDA and CONSTITUTION. Her ore was unloaded here and she will leave
tomorrow for Buffalo to load steel rails for Milwaukee. She is reported slightly leaking.
      Capt. McKenzie said this afternoon that the black stake in the Niagara River where his boat stranded is not in the proper place, as marking the channel. The Tonawanda tugmen also claim that the stake is some 400feet too far up the river Other stakes are not in their proper location. It is believed that in the case of the one stake being out of place caused the grounding of the BEATTY.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 26, 1906 9-3

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Reason: aground
Freight: ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.0295 Longitude: -78.88559
William R. McNeil
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Charles Beatty (Propeller), aground, 25 May 1906