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J. W. Westcott (Propeller), U76136, aground, 22 Oct 1910

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      Sturgeon Bay, Oct. 22. - The steamer J. W. WESTCOTT stranded on Sister Island Shoal, Green Bay, Thursday afternoon, and is still fast. The tug TORRENT and lighter will go to her assistance as soon as the storm subsides. The WESTCOTT is loaded with lumber and bound from Georgian Bay to Chicago. Part of the cargo was thrown overboard in an attempt to release the craft. It is not known to what extent she is injured. The WESTCOTT is owned by Charles G. Forster of Milwaukee.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 22, 1910

Steam screw J.W. WESTCOTT. U. S. No. 76136. Of 522 tons gross; 451 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1883. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 169.2 x 30.7 x 11.0 Of 250 indicated horse-power. Crew of 14.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1909

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.22443 Longitude: -87.14622
William R. McNeil
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J. W. Westcott (Propeller), U76136, aground, 22 Oct 1910