The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
F. R. Buell (Propeller), aground, 1 Sep 1899

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Detroit - Capt. George McLeod, wrecking master for Smith, Davis & Co., Buffalo, held a survey on the hull of the stmr. BUELL here this week, the bottom damage was found to be quite extensive.
      Capt. C.H. Sinclair, representing the companies having insurance on the stmr. F.R. BUELL, says he knows of no intention on the part of the companies to contest payment of the loss of the steamer. She will probably be in drydock 2 weeks. It is reported that 20,000 bushels damaged wheat on the steamer had been bought by a Cleveland firm. (6-2)

      Buffalo - Smith, Davis & Co. report that the damaged grain, amounting to 20,000 bushels, on the stmr. BUELL, which struck on rocks while passing astern of the stmr. HOUGHTON when the latter was lying across the St. Marys River, blocking that thoroughfare, was sold at 12 1/2 cents per bushel. The BUELL had a cargo of 50,000 bushels of wheat between the decks, of which 30,000 were pumped overboard. The vessel carried, besides the grain some flour and shingle on deck. (7-1)
      Marine Record
      September 21, 1899

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Reason: aground
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.059722 Longitude: -83.945833
William R. McNeil
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F. R. Buell (Propeller), aground, 1 Sep 1899