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Corsica (Propeller), U126474, aground, 18 Sep 1905

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Detour, Sept. 19. - The dense fog in the Soo passage last night, brought grief to two Steel Trust steamers. The CORSICA stranded between Frying Pan Isle and the big light. She is on the rocks. The MARITANA, ran upon Gravel Island Shoal five miles below Detour. Both boats were bound up. Their passengers were brought ashore by fishing boats. The extent of damage is not yet known.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 19, 1905

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Steam screw CORSICA. U. S. No. 126474. Of 2,364 tons gross; 1,786 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1888. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 299.5 x 40.8 x 21.0 Crew of 21. Of 1,200 indicated horsepower. Iron built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.059722 Longitude: -83.945833
William R. McNeil
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Corsica (Propeller), U126474, aground, 18 Sep 1905