The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
F. R. Buell (Propeller), aground, 16 Nov 1908

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A lumber steamer and a barge supposed to be the F.R. BUELL and A. STEWART of Tonawanda were reported to be pounding on the rocks early today at Southeast Shoal, Lake Erie. Both vessels were flying signals of distress. It is believe that her crew would have no difficulty in reaching shore if the ships breaks up. A heavy sea is running and the passing vessels have been unable to send assistance to the stranded boats.
      The F. R. BUELL has a keel of 194 feet and beam 35 feet, she was built in 1888 and her gross tonnage totals 951 tons. The A. STEWART is a schooner of 172 feet keel and 32 feet beam, she was built in 1889 and her gross tonnage is 533 tons.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 16, 1908 p.1

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The steamer BUELL and barge STEWART, which went ashore near the mouth of the Detroit River, have arrived at North Tonawanda accompanied by the wrecking steamer MANISTIQUE. The STEWART is leaking badly and it was necessary to keep syphons operating continually on the trip down. After unloading lumber the boats will be drydocked.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 27, 1908

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.843611 Longitude: -82.466111
William R. McNeil
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F. R. Buell (Propeller), aground, 16 Nov 1908