The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Specular (Propeller), U115876, broke wheel, 25 Jul 1898

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Sault Ste. Marie, July 26 - The JOHN MITCHELL was released early this morning after lightering about 150 tons of her cargo. All boats delayed here got away by 8:00. The steamer SPECULAR, upbound, in trying to get past the MITCHELL, which grounded yesterday at the dyke, knocked a bucket off her wheel. She is having it replaced here. The barge MAIDA, bound down, in tow of the MARICOPA, also struck the MITCHELL and carried away a part of the latter's stern. Boats were notified not to use the channel until the MITCHELL has been released.
      Detroit Journal
      July 26, 1898

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Steam screw SPECULAR. U. S. No. 115876. Of 1,741 gross tons; 1,439 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1882. Home port, Marquette, Mich. 263.7 x 34.8 x 20.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900

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Reason: broke wheel
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Specular (Propeller), U115876, broke wheel, 25 Jul 1898