The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montezuma (Barge), U93397, aground, 1 Oct 1910

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Although the barge MONTEZUMA which went aground over a week ago in the Niagara River off the foot of Tonawanda Island has been lightered of 500 tons, the vessel has not been released this morning. Despite the lightering of the cargo and the rising water, caused by the strong southwest winds, the boat seems to be on just as hard as at any time since stranding. The stm. SHENANDOAH pulled on the MONTEZUMA yesterday. Another attempt will be made by the steamer today to get her consort afloat.
      Tonawanda Evening News
      October 1, 1910 1-6

      North Tonawanda, Oct. 10.-- After being aground in Niagara River off the foot of Tonawanda Island for over two weeks the barge MONTEZUMA was released yesterday afternoon by the steamer SHENANDOAH
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 10, 1910

Schooner MONTEZUMA. U. S. No. 93397. Of 2,722 tons gross; 2,710 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1903. Home Port, Duluth, Minn. 342.0 x 46.0 x 21.6 Crew of 7.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.0295 Longitude: -78.88559
William R. McNeil
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Montezuma (Barge), U93397, aground, 1 Oct 1910