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Leland (Propeller), U15917, heavy weather, 12 Oct 1894

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Erie, Oct. 12 - The stmr. LELAND with the barges HIAWATHA and G.C. KING in tow, all lumber laden, was struck by the furious squall last night about 30 miles off Rondeau. The tow line would not stand the strain and the barges broke adrift. The KING was picked up by tugs 10 miles north of this harbor in a waterlogged condition and is in very bad shape. Nothing has been heard from the LELAND or the HIAWATHA.

The barge KING will be pumped out tomorrow and towed to Tonawanda.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      October 12, 1894 7-1

Steam screw LELAND. U. S. No. 15917. Of 366 tons gross; 318 tons net. Built New Jerusalem, Ohio, 1873. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 148.0 x 27.6 x 11.2 Freight service. Crew of 12.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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Reason: heavy weather
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Leland (Propeller), U15917, heavy weather, 12 Oct 1894