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Dorothy (Propeller), aground, 26 Aug 1905


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Cleveland, O., August 28. - The steamer DOROTHY, Capt. Roderick, from Wilmington, Del., bound for Houghton, Mich., with 500 tons of dynamite aboard, went aground off Cleveland Harbor Saturday night and lay in a menacing position until last night, when powerful tugs pulled her off.
The DOROTHY was putting into Cleveland, and through a mistake on the part of the pilot was sent on the rocks, 200 feet from shore. The captain and crew worked all night to prevent the boat pounding too hard, else there probably would have been an explosion of sufficient force to shatter the downtown portion of the city. The pilot who made the error or route, resigned immediately.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 28, 1905

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: dynamite
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1905
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16955
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Dorothy (Propeller), aground, 26 Aug 1905