The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Specular (Propeller), U115876, aground, 2 Jul 1898

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Detour, July 2 - The stmr. SPECULAR with the schr. MAGNETIC in tow, bound up with coal struck on Crab Island shoals at the entrance to the river at about 3:00 this morning. The SPECULAR released herself but is leaking. The MAGNETIC ran out 2 1/2 ft. and is lying in an exposed position. Should the wind shift to the south there is damger of her going to pieces. A tug will go to their assistance at once.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 3, 1898 17-3

Steam screw SPECULAR. U. S. No. 115876. Of 1,741 gross tons; 1,439 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1882. Home port, Marquette, Mich. 263.7 x 34.8 x 20.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Specular (Propeller), U115876, aground, 2 Jul 1898