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Orinoco (Propeller), U155317, aground, 22 Sep 1898

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Buffalo, Sept. 22 - The stmr. ORINOCO went on the Waverly Shoals, 3 miles from the Buffalo breakwater, on the Canadian side, early this morning. The tug FABIAN went to her assistance, but after repeated efforts failed to release her Arrangements to lighter the steamer's cargo are now being made. The barge GEORGER will be sent to receive a portion of the cargo taken out. The ORINOCO is out 4 feet. There is a heavy fog on the lower end of the lake, but the sea is not dangerously high.
      Milwaukee Scrapbook
      September 23, 1898

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Steam screw ORINOCO. U. S. No. 155317. Of 2,226 tons gross; 1,928 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1898. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 295.0 x 44.0 x 21,0 Freight service. crew of 18, Of 800 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1921

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.862222 Longitude: -78.936666
William R. McNeil
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Orinoco (Propeller), U155317, aground, 22 Sep 1898