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Charles Weston (Propeller), U203184, aground, 1 May 1907

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Ashland, May 30 - The steel stm. CHARLES WESTON was released from the
rocks at Outer Island shortly before noon today after 1,200 tons of her coal
cargo had been thrown into the lake.
      The steamer was resting nearly her whole length on a flat rock, but slid off into deep water under the combined efforts of the stm. WILLIAM ROGERS and tug CROSBY. The WESTON later left for Duluth under her own steam.
      The captains of both the WESTON and ROGERS state that the fog signal on the Outer Island was not heard by them at the time the WESTON stranded.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 31, 1907 9-3

      Steam screw CHARLES WESTON. U. S. No. 203184. Of 6,996 tons gross; 5,511 tons net. Built at West Bay City, Mich., in 1906. Home port, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 549.0 x 56.0 x 26.6 Freight service. Crew of 24. Of 2,000 indicated horse power. Steel built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1906.
      CHARLES WESTON.* Built May 26, 1906 Bulk Propeller -Steel
U. S. No. 203184 6996 gt -5511 nt 549' x 56' x 26.6'
* Renamed (b) J. LEONARD REPLOGLE - US -1916
      (c) SAUCON -US -1925
Scrapped at Hamilton, Ont., in 1946.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: aground
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 46.59244 Longitude: -90.8838
William R. McNeil
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Charles Weston (Propeller), U203184, aground, 1 May 1907