The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Maritana (Propeller), U92459, 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 MARITANA. U. S. No. 92459. Of 2,957 tons gross; 2,429 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1892. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 330.0 x 45.2 x 20.3 Passenger service. Crew of 21. Of 1,400 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.93446 Longitude: -83.7675
William R. McNeil
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Maritana (Propeller), U92459, aground, 18 Sep 1905