The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Owego (Propeller), aground, 30 May 1900

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      Good Harbor, Mich., May 30. -- The steamer OWEGO, of the Erie Railway Line, went ashore at the head of North Manitou Island at 8 o'clock today. The steamer was bound down Lake Michigan and was going at a fair rate of speed when she stranded. Her forward compartment is full of water. The wind has been light from the northwest since the steamer fetched up and she has not been damaged by the weather. The OWEGO left Chicago Tuesday bound for Buffalo. Her cargo consisted of 3,440 barrels of flour, 50,000 bushels of corn and a lot of meal, feed, rice, syrup, vinegar, rubber, besides 1,200 bars of bullion. The cargo is valued at about $50,000. The OWEGO is of steel of the most substantial construction and with favorable weather can be easily saved.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      May 31, 1900
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      Glen Haven, June 1. - The cargo of the Erie liner OWEGO, stranded on North Manitou Island, is being lightered on the steamer J.D. MARSHALL. FAVORITE and MONARCH are now at work. Four water-bottom compartments are punctured.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      June 2, 1900

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      Glen Haven, June 1. -- The wrecker FAVORITE effected the release of the steamer OWEGO this afternoon. The liner left for Mackinaw under her own steam and will wait there for orders. Four compartments of her water bottom are full of water and three of the punctured sections are on one side.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      June 2, 1900

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Owego (Propeller), aground, 30 May 1900