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Montezuma (Barge), U93397, aground, 24 Sep 1910

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      The barge MONTEZUMA is aground off the foot of Tonawanda Island. She was bound down with a cargo of iron ore, and the accident was due to low water.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 24, 1910

      North Tonawanda, Oct. 10. - The barge MONTEZUMA is afloat again, after having been aground 17 days. The barge was released yesterday afternoon by the steamer SHENANDOAH. The MONTEZUMA grounded opposite the foot of Tonawanda Island while trying to make the dock of the Tonawanda Iron & Steel Company in tow of the SHENANDOAH. The barge had aboard 3366 tons of iron ore at the time she went aground and the water was low on account of the prevailing east winds. A total of 1,000 tons of ore was lightered by the barge PAISLEY before the SHENANDOAH was able to pull the MONTEZUMA from the muddy bottom. A survey of the barge showed that no serious damage had been sustained by the boat.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 12, 1910

Schooner MONTEZUMA. U. S. No. 93397. Of 2,722 tons gross; 2,710 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1903. Home Port, Duluth, Minn. 342.0 x 46.0 x 21.6 Crew of 7.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.0295 Longitude: -78.88559
William R. McNeil
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Montezuma (Barge), U93397, aground, 24 Sep 1910