The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Yale (Propeller), aground, 24 Apr 1900

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The first steamer of the downbound grain fleet, the YALE went aground at the entrance to the harbor yesterday afternoon. The YALE was slighted at 11:00 near the breakwater and a number of tugs went out to meet her. They had barely reached her when she grounded, within 100 ft. of the light. A couple of tugs put lines to her, but their efforts to get her off were fruitless. Later the tugs DUNBAR, CHENEY, CASCADE, HEBBARD, GEE and CONNEAUT tired to pull her off and failed. At dusk the fog became so dense that work had to be stopped. The YALE went aground on a mud bottom and has suffered no apparent damage. She carries 180,000 bu. corn. It is said her cargo will be lightered this morning.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 24, 1900 8-4

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The stmr. YALE which went aground on Monday morning at the entrance to the harbor, was released at 2:00 yesterday afternoon by the tugs of the Great Lakes Towing Line. The YALE had aboard 180,000 bu. corn when she grounded. On Tuesday the lighters took off 16,000 bu. corn but she was still hard aground.
Yesterday 8,000 bu. more were removed, and when the tugs pulled on her she came off without much trouble. The YALE was towed to an elevator where she will unload the rest of her cargo. The YALE suffered no damage as she rested on a mud and sand bottom and the southeast winds kept the ice from damaging her.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 26, 1900

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Yale (Propeller), aground, 24 Apr 1900