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Newaygo (Propeller), U130488, aground, 18 Aug 1898

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The stmr. NEWAYGO went aground at the head of Strawberry Island last night, while going down the river to Tonawanda. The tug DAVITT, FABIAN and CASCADE pulled at her for some time, but failed to release her. It is said she may be lightered. The NEWAYGO had a cargo of ore.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      August 19, 1898 2-6

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      The NEWAYGO which went aground on Strawberry Island, was lightered and released yesterday. She went to Tonawanda.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      August 20, 1898 2-5

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      Thursday afternoon about 5:00 the porp. NEWAYGO bound down the river for Tonawanda loaded with a cargo of ore, went fast aground just above Mutz Bros.'s boat house at the foot of Ontario Street.
      In spite of the efforts of two tugs she could not be got off and after parting 2 lines in their efforts to release her they gave it up as a hopeless task. Yesterday a tug and a heavy scow were sent down to transfer a part of her cargo, and with the assistance of two tugs she was released late yesterday afternoon.
      She was only a few feet out of the channel and while the stern was hard aground the bow was in deep water.
      International Gazette
      August 22, 1898 1-5

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Steam screw NEWAYGO. U. S. No. 130488. Of 906 gross tons; 697 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1890. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 196.0 x 37.2 x 13.4 Crew of 14. Freight service. Of 950 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1903

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Newaygo (Propeller), U130488, aground, 18 Aug 1898