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Charles B. Hill (Propeller), U6961, aground / fire, 22 Nov 1906

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Fairport, Nov. 22 - The stm. CHARLES B. HILL, Capt. Coleman, with the barge COMMODORE in tow, both loaded with hard coal from Buffalo, were caugh in the furious gale of last night and being unable to make Fairport because of
heavy seas, started for Ashtabula. Before reaching that port the seams of the HILL opened up and she started to leak so badly that Capt. Coleman decided to beach her to prevent her from foundering, leaving the COMMODORE at anchor about 3 miles out. He beached the HILL at 3:30 this morning off North Madison, where she lays in an exposed position to the northwest seas.
      The tug ANNIE and the lifesaving crew from the Fairport, were called and succeeded in taking the crew off safely. The HILL was formerly the old Anchor Line stm. DELAWARE and is owned by John Boland of Buffalo.
      Celveland Plain Dealer
      November 23, 1906 2-7

      Nothing has been done about releasing the stm. CHARLES B. HILL, which is ashore at North Madison. The steamer is in bad shape and the chances are that she will remain on the beach all winter. She is loaded with hard coal and is insured.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      November 29, 1906
Steam screw CHARLES B. HILL. U. S. No. 6961. Of 1,731 tons gross. Built 1878. On November 22, 1906 vessel stranded near Fairport, Ohio, with 21 persons on board. No lives lost.
      Loss of American Vessels Reported During Fiscal Year, 1907


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Reason: aground / fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
William R. McNeil
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Charles B. Hill (Propeller), U6961, aground / fire, 22 Nov 1906