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Glenmount (Propeller), C138235, aground, 4 May 1911

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      Steam Pipe On One Bursts And She Drifts Onto Rocks,
      Other Driver Out Of Her Course By Wind.
Ogdensburg, May 5. - Two lake vessels are hard and fast aground in Lake Ontario today as a result of severe wind storms during the past 24 hours.
      From one of the boats, the passenger steamer ALETHA, the passengers and crew escaped in the lifeboats, taking with them a man named Ryder, who had been terribly scalded by the bursting of a steam pipe. The bursting of the pipe disabled the ALETHA's machinery, and she drifted about until she struck on submerged rocks near Kingston, Ont., a big hole being driven in her bottom.
      Out of her course, the steamer GLENWORT of the Montreal Transportation Company, went hard aground on a shoal near Nine Mile light, with 80,000 bushels of wheat from Montreal in her hold. The wrecker CHIEFTAIN, with barges and divers has gone to the aid of the steamer.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, May 5, 1911

      Ogdensburg, May 5. - The steamer GLENWORT of the Montreal Transportation Company is hard aground on the shoal opposite Oak Point. The vessel carried 80,000 bushels of wheat, bound for Montreal. The wrecker CHIEFTAIN, with barges and divers, has gone to release her.
      The passenger steamer ALETHA, is ashore below Kingston. A steampipe burst and the boat drifted helplessly over the shoal and was scuttled to prevent pounding. She is now on her beam ends with her bow out quite a distance. The crew escaped.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, May 5, 1911

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Odgensburg, May 9.- After being held fast for several days by a submerged rock near Oak Point in the St. Lawrence River, the steamer GLENMONT, owned by the Montreal Transportation Company, has been hauled off by the tugs and towed to Kingston, Ont., for drydocking. Although the vessel's bottom was pierced, only a small portion of her large cargo of grain is believed to have been damaged.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, May 9, 1911

Propeller GLENMOUNT.* Official Canadian Number 138235. Built at Wyandotte, Mich., U.S.A. in 1887. Of 2111 gross tons; 1217 tons reg. Home port, Montreal, Que. Owned by the Montreal Transportation Co, Montreal Que.. 291.2 x 41.0 x 18.4 and 132 horse power.
      * Foreign name OMEGA.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.235833 Longitude: -76.334722
William R. McNeil
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Glenmount (Propeller), C138235, aground, 4 May 1911