The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Western Star (Propeller), U200376, aground, 29 Nov 1905

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Chicago, Dec. 1. - Still another big steel steamer was added to the list of the wrecks in the great storm of Tuesday when telegrams reached the underwriter today that the WESTERN STAR was on the beach 16 miles east of Ontonagon on Lake Superior.
      The WESTERN STAR was bound light for Fort William to load a cargo of wheat, when she was landed on the sandy shores of the south side of Lake Superior.
The vessel does not appear to be greatly damaged. The wrecked boat is owned by M.J. Cummings of Oswego, N. Y. She is in command of Capt. Patrick Griffin.
      Buffalo Evening News
      December 1, 1905

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      Marquette, Mich., Dec. 3. - The steamer WESTERN STAR, which stranded at Fourteen Mile Point Thursday, released herself today with the assistance of a strong wind, which deepened the water. She was not damaged.
      Buffalo Evening News
      December 3, 1905

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Steam screw WESTERN STAR. U. S. No. 200376. Of 4,764 gross tons; 3,593 tons net. Built Wyandotte, Mich., 1903. Home port, Oswego, N.Y. 416.0 x 50.03 x 29.0 Steel built. Passenger service. Crew of 19. Of 1,450 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: 46.87105 Longitude: -89.31403
William R. McNeil
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Western Star (Propeller), U200376, aground, 29 Nov 1905