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William H. Nottingham (Propeller), U81804, aground, 8 Jul 1905

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DETOUR, July 10. - The steamer WILLIAM NOTTINGHAM, which stranded during a dense fog on Garden City Reef Saturday, was released yesterday. The steamer was bound up without cargo. She is leaking and will have to be placed in dry dock.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 10, 1905

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Steam screw WILLIAM NOTTINGHAM. U. S. No. 81804. Of 4,234 tons gross; 3,070. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1902. Home port, Oswego, N.Y. 376.5 x 50.8 x 29.0 Passenger service. Crew of 22. Steel built. Of 1,200 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1909
NOTE. - Garden City Reef, named after the reef on which the Steamer GARDEN CITY was wrecked in 1852 ? is supposed to be about 15 miles west of De Tour Light and 10 miles from shore, possibly now called Martin Reef ?

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.98224 Longitude: -83.88612
William R. McNeil
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William H. Nottingham (Propeller), U81804, aground, 8 Jul 1905