The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Stranger (Propeller), C103878, sunk, 10 Nov 1897

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      Steamboat STRANGER Caught In A Wild Storm, Sank In Lake St. Louis.
Montreal, Que., Nov. 11. - The steamboat STRANGER, which runs between here and Valleyfield, was wrecked on Lake St. Louis, a few miles above the city, in yesterday afternoon's wind storm. The boat went to the bottom, but no lives were lost, the crew getting to shore in small boats. The little steamer was in the middle of the lake when the storm broke. She sprung a leak. She was headed for the shore, but before she could make it the crew had to abandon her. She went down in 25 feet of water.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, November 11, 1897 5 - 7

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      Two Schooners And A Steamer Wrecked In A Lake Storm.
      Three lake vessels were lost as the result of the storm which was felt here yesterday, but the crews were all saved.
      The schooner GROTON, Capt. J.H. Christie, bound from Detroit to London, Ont., foundered 12 miles off Port Stanley, Wednesday night. The captain and crew of six got away in the yawl boat and after drifting about for several days were sighted and rescued by the Port Stanley life saving crew.
      The little steamer STRANGER was wrecked a few miles above Montreal. The crew got ashore in small boats.
      The schooner UNA sank in the harbor at St. Joseph, Mich. She collided with a dock. The life saving men rescued the crew with difficulty.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, November 12, 1897 6 - 4

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Steam screw STRANGER. Official Canada No. 103878. Of 70 tons gross; 46 tons reg. Built Hammondsport, N.Y.. 1872. Home port, Montreal, Que. 74.2 x 13.0 x 4.0 Owned by E. Lalonde of Valleyfield, Que.
      List of Vessels on the Registry of the
      Dominion of Canada on Dec. 31, 1898
      Propeller LAMONDE.* Canadian Official Number, 103878. Built at Cornwall, Ont. in 1901, rebuilt at Kingston, Ont., in 1911. Of 86 tons gross; 57 tons reg. Home port, Kingston, Ont. Owned by T.N. Martin of Glenora, Ont. & Samuel J. Collier of Picton, Ont also Jno. N. Palmateer, of Cherry Valley, Ont. 81.0 x 15.5 x 4.3 and of 3 horse power.
      * Formerly STRANGER.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920

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Stranger (Propeller), C103878, sunk, 10 Nov 1897