Uranus (Propeller), aground, 24 May 1906
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SIXTEEN SHIPS WRECKED ON DANGEROUS REEF.
Calumet, Mich., Oct. 27. - The wreck of the new steel steamer MORELAND on the Eagle River reef a week ago, is the sixteenth which has happened on the same spot in the past 16 years.
Among the losses which have occurred on the dangerous reef, were the steamer J. H. PICKANDS in 1894. The boat and cargo and one member of the crew went down. Two years later the steamer COLORADO was lost there, and later while the tug FERN was salvaging at the scene, it was lost with five of its crew.
There were many accidents of a minor nature and then came the stranding of the steamer URANUS. She was released but cost her owners $40,000 for repairs. Last August the steamer PATHFINDER with the barge SAGAMORE in tow, hit the rocks and another loss of nearly $50,000 was incurred. It is possible that the loss of the MORELAND will induce the Lake Carriers' Association to work for some kind of protection at the point.
Buffalo Evening News
October 27, 1910
Houghton, May 25 - During a dense fog the steamer URANUS of the Gilchrist fleet got out of her course while rounding Keweenaw Pt. and stranded on Eagle River reef. The steamer is reported to be out 18 inches forward, with the forward compartment full of water.
She was bound from Duluth to Lake Erie with a cargo of iron ore. The Portage Lake lifesaving crew in command of Capt. T.H. McCormick with tugs and workmen to throw the cargo overboard, have gone to her assistance.
The tug SCHENEK and lighter RESCUE with air compressors have been ordered to go to the stranded boat from the Soo.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 26, 1906 10-1
STEAMER URANUS IN TROUBLE.
HOUGHTON, May 29. -- After having lightered about 2,000 M tons of the ore cargo of the steel steamer URANUS, wreckers succeeded in releasing that vessel from her perilous position on Eagle Eagle River Reef yesterday and brought her to shelter in Lily Pond, there the lightered cargo will
Buffalo Evening News
Tuesday, May 29, 1906
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- Reason: aground
Hull damage: $40,000
Remarks: Got off
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- William R. McNeil
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