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Lewiston (Propeller), aground, 15 May 1906

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Chicago, May 16. - The freight steamer LEWISTON, bound from Buffalo to Chicago, stranded last night on a rock about ten miles north of the Chicago Harbor and is in a perilous position today.
      Life saving crews from Chicago and Evanston worked several hours during the early morning in an unsuccessful attempt to float her. Later reinforcements were sent and it is thought the vessel will be released today. The boat was loaded with hard coal and it is expected that a part of her cargo will have to be unloaded. A heavy fog caused the vessel to run out of its course.
      The Buffalo Times
      May 16, 1906

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Lewiston (Propeller), aground, 15 May 1906