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City of Cleveland (Propeller), U126033, aground, 15 Sep 1901

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The Bradley steamer CITY OF CLEVELAND has gone ashore 12 miles from Cove Island on Georgian Bay. The boat is breaking up and soon will be a total loss.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, September 20, 1901

      The wood bulk freighter CITY OF CLEVELAND was the largest vessel to be lost in the entrance to Georgian Bay. Capt. R.M. Thompson brought her down from Lake Superior with 2,300 tons of iron ore loaded at Michipicoten Harbour and consigned to the Midland Blast Furnace. On Sept. 15, 1901, while trying to make the Main Passage, she was driven off course by a storm and struck the outlying ledge off Little Perseverance Island. All hands took to the lifeboats and escaped to the nerby shore of Fitzwilliam Island. They were rescued later in the day by the steamer H.R. DIXON.
      Shipwrecks of the Saugeen
      by Patrick Folkes

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September 17, 1901. -- Steamer CITY OF CLEVELAND, ore-laden, wrecked near Cove Island, Georgian Bay
      Wrecks on the great lakes
      Casualty List for 1901
      Marine Record
      January 11, 1901
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      Wrecker Captain H.W. Baker returned to Detroit yesterday, after an unsuccessful attempt to raise the steamer CITY OF CLEVELAND, which sank in Georgian Bay last fall. Considerable progress towards raising the boat had been made, when the rocks dropped out of her bottom and she again sank. The boat is a total loss now and her cargo of ore is not worth saving.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 4, 1902

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Steam screw CITY OF CLEVELAND. U. S. No. 126033. Of 1609 tons gross; 1319 tons net, Built Cleveland, O., 1882. Home port, Cleveland, O., 255.7 x 39.5 x 18.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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City of Cleveland (Propeller), U126033, aground, 15 Sep 1901