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Seattle (Propeller), U116524, aground, 31 Oct 1894

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Blenheim, Nov. 1 - The stm. SEATTLE was driven ashore east of the piers at Rondeau harbor, Lake Erie, in the gale last night. She struck the beach near the old wreck and stone pile and the sea quickly carried her against them. The captain's wife, mate and 2 wheelsman were taken off in safety and are now at the lighthouse. The rest of the crew are still aboard, although heavy seas have been breaking over the wreck all day. It is expected that they will be taken off as soon as the storm abates. It is likely that the steamer will be a total loss, as by pounding against the stone pile she has suffered most severely.
The wrecked steamer is owned by H.M. Loud & Son of Oscoda, Mich., and was valued at $25,000. She was built in 1882. [1892] Her cargo of lumber and posts belong to the same firm, and was shipped at Oscoda for Tonawanda. It was valued at $6,500 and insured through J.G. Keith & Co. of Chicago.
      Cleveland Leader
      November 4, 1894 6-1

Steam screw SEATTLE. U. S. No. 116524. Of 498 gross tons; 400 tons net. Built Oscoda, Mich., 1892. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 160.7 x 36.5 x 9.9 Crew of 9.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.2975 Longitude: -81.888611
William R. McNeil
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Seattle (Propeller), U116524, aground, 31 Oct 1894