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Accidents and storms on the Great Lakes in 1918 resulted in the loss of 93 lives, of which 76 passed out on Lake Superior. The important marine events follow: -
December 2 - Bow section of the steamer MANOLA, while on the way to the Atlantic Coast, was lost in a storm on Lake Ontario near Duck Island; crew of 12 missing.
January 23, 1919
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Steam screw MANOLA. U. S. No. 92170. Of 2,725 tons gross. Built 1890. On December 3, 1918, the bow section of the vessel, which was cut in two for passage through the Welland Canal, foundered 5 miles south of False Duck, Ontario. With 11 persons on board, 11 persons lost.
Loss Reported For American Vessels
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1919
Steam screw MANOLA. U. S. No. 92170. Of 2,725 tons gross; 1,835 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1890. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 282.4 x 40.3 x 21.2 Freight service. Crew of 20. Of 1,200 indicated horsepower.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1916
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- Reason: sunk
Remarks: Total loss (bow)
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Latitude: 43.947222 Longitude: -76.805555
- William R. McNeil
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