The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Roumania (Propeller), aground, 15 May 1900

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The big wooden stm. ROUMANIA, Capt. Stone, went hard aground near the light as she was coming into the harbor at 4:00 yesterday afternoon. The ROUMANIA was in tow of a tug, but the strong current turned her partly and she went on near where the YALE grounded some weeks ago.
Six of the big harbor tugs worked on the ROUMANIA, but were unable to release her. She carried a large cargo of grain and at 8:00 last night lighters went to work to get her off the bottom. It is expected she will be released before morning. The ROUMANIA is on a soft bottom and no serious damage is looked for.
Vessel-men say that the new breakwater which is being built is responsible for the strong current, and the grounding of boats. The ice, which is still heavy, also forms a strong current.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 15, 1900 3-3

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Roumania (Propeller), aground, 15 May 1900