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Hecla (Propeller), U95684, aground, 14 Oct 1893


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A CREW OF SIXTEEN SAVED.
      New York, Oct. 16. - A World Special from Rochester, N. Y., says The steam barge HECLA, owned by the George Hall Coal Company, went ashore Saturday night near Wellington. Her crew of 16 men were rescued by the life-boats from Wellington. She will probably be a total loss. She was valued at $75,000.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, October 16, 1893 p.5, c.8

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      BIG STORM OF SATURDAY NIGHT
      The MINNEHAHA loaded with corn went ashore on Saturday afternoon near Manistee. 6 killed, one saved. A few minutes after striking the bar the vessel broke in two and within half an hour nothing but the bow was left. There were no life-preservers on board.
The barge J.D. SAWYER was cut adrift by the B.W. ARNOLD near the Beavers in the saturday evening terrific gale. She is presumed lost.
      Eighteen were lost as the steamer DEAN RICHMOND goes down off Dunkirk, N.Y. She was chartered to the Toledo, St. Louis & Kansas City Line.
The barge HECLA is ashore at Wellington, Ontario.
The Barge J.C. MARTIN is ashore at Racine.
The tug ACME foundered on Lake Huron near Black River. None lost.
The schooners MORTON and CASTALIA are ashore near Sault Ste. Marie.
The steamer E.P. CURTIS and tow, ISABEL REED, T.S. FASSET and NELSON HOLLAND are ashore near Cheboygan.
The schooner CRAWFORD is ashore on Bois Blanc Island, Straits of Mackinac.
The schooner YOUKON is ashore at Waiski Bay.
The barges KNIGHT TEMPLAR and SWEEPSTAKES, consorts of the steamer SALINE, are ashore between Cheboygan and Duncan.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 16, 1893
     
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      LOSSES ON THE LAKES.
"Smith, Davis & Co. have $66,666 insurance on the HELCA, ashore yesterday at Wellington. She was released last night with small damage. - [part of article]
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, October 17, 1893 p.1, c.3

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Steam screw HECLA. U. S. No. 95684. Of 1,110.26 tons gross; 908.63. Built at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1882. Home port, Ogdensburg, N.Y. 224.0 x 34.3 x 17.6
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1893
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17400
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95012 Longitude: -77.34947
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Hecla (Propeller), U95684, aground, 14 Oct 1893