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New York (Propeller), U130157, aground, 17 Jul 1897

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The stm. NEW YORK of the Union Steamboat Co. went ashore on Waverly shoal at 11:00 last night in a heavy cloud of smoke. She lies about 300 ft. south of the can-bouy and is in an exposed position. As soon as she signaled for help, the tugs from Maytham's and Hand's line went to her assistance. At a late hour she was still aground, and it is thought that she will have to be lightered.
      Waverly shoals is about 2 miles from the breakwater and is generally called Rose's Reef. The Lake Carriers' Assoc. has been trying for some time to have the government put a gas bouy on it, but as yet nothing has been done. It is a bad spot to be on, and espacially so when the wind is southwest, as it kicks up a big sea.
      The reporter for the Express called up the Union Steamboat Co. last night and the watchman said that the NEW YORK was due to arrive here before 12:00. The tugs which went to her had not returned at 1:00 this morning and no further particulars could be learned.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 17, 1897 3-1

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      It will cost $4,000 or $5,000 to repair the stmr. NEW YORK of the Union Line. Her damage is the result of running on Waverly Shoal a few nights age. Much of her garboard and keel are gone.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 20, 1897 3-1

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NEW YORK Built 1879 Package Freight Prop. - Wood
U. S. No. 130157 1921 gt -1751 nt 268.9' x 36.9' x 16.2'
Reduced to bulk propeller in 1908.
Burned and sank October 1, 1910, at South Point, near Thunder Bay, Lake Huron.
      Buffalo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great lakes marine research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.862222 Longitude: -78.936666
William R. McNeil
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New York (Propeller), U130157, aground, 17 Jul 1897