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City of Montreal (Propeller), aground, 24 Sep 1878

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A PROPELLER ASHORE. - The propeller St. JOSEPH arrived down yesterday afternoon, Capt. Jones reports seeing the Canadian propeller CITY OF MONTREAL ashore outside of Presque Isle, above Alpena. She was out high and dry. The propeller is loaded with 17,000 bushels of wheat from Chicago to a Lake Ontario port.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, September 26, 1878

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      THE CITY OF MONTREAL - It is stated that the Canadian propeller CITY OF MONTREAL, ashore at Presque Isle, is in a very bad place. She lies in what is known as the Upper Reef, and is hard on the rocks. Yesterday the Detroit Fire and Marine Insurance Company endeavored to ascertain some particulars concerning her, as they have an insurance on her cargo, but were unsuccessful. She went on Monday morning and was bound for Collingwood, but was compelled to seek Presque Isle harbor for shelter, as a gale was blowing. On Monday noon, and again on Monday evening, the propeller St. JOSEPH attempted to render assistance, but could not. Upon arriving at Alpena, however, her officers telegraphed the wrecking tug LEVIATHAN, at Cheboygan.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Friday, September 27, 1878

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The propeller MONTREAL is ashore on Presque Isle reefs.
      Port Horun Daily Times
      Saturday, september 28, 1878

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      The propeller CITY OF MONTREAL has arrived at Owen Sound, and is in the Dry Dock. A portion of her cargo is wet. It is partially insured in the Detroit Fire & Marine.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Tuesday, October 1, 1878

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Reason: aground
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
William R. McNeil
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City of Montreal (Propeller), aground, 24 Sep 1878