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Massena (Propeller), U91067, sunk, 19 Apr 1897

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Ogdensburg, April 19 - The small stm. MASSENA, which left here at noon today, foundered when abreast of Maitland. She had a cargo of lumber and package freight. The crew all escaped to the shore. The big seas stove in the steamers bows and she sank quicly in 15 ft. of water.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 20, 1897 3-2

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Kingston, April 20 - The stm. MASSENA, bound up from Ogdensburg with a general cargo, ran into the storm last night at the foot of Lake Ontario. Capt. Dana was compelled to run his boat into Maitland, on the River St. Lawrence. There is no shelter at that place from a southeast gale and as the MASSENA is heavily laden, she was subjected to a terrible battering by the sea. The windows were smashed in, the water poured into the steamer in such torrents that she filled and sank. She now lies in 16 ft. of water with her hurricane deck out.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 20, 1897

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The steamer MASSENA foundered at Ogdensburg on Nonday. The C.N. RYAN is ashore at Ludington and will be a total loss. She is fast breaking up and only her foremast is left standing. The RYAN was built in 1873 at Huron, Ohio. She is owned by Perry G. Walker of Sandusky. The crew of 6 are all safe and well.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, April 20, 1897

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Results of the gale - Small steamer MASSENA of Ogdensburg stove in and sunk, crew escaped; steamer S. C. HALL forced to let go of her consort, IDA KEITH, near Waugoshance; unknown schooner ashore on Thunder Bay Island; schooner ALICE BEERS driven ashore at Sleeping Bear Point; schooner SURPRISE stripped of part of her canvas on Lake Huron.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, April 20, 1897

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Ogdensburg, April 25 - The stm. MASSENA which was sunk near Maitland, has been raised with pontoons and was taken to the shipyard today.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 26, 1897 3-1

Steam screw MASSENA. U. S. No. 91067. Of 72.73 tons gross; 45.70 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1878. Home port, Massena, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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    Latitude: 44.63342 Longitude: -75.61604
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Massena (Propeller), U91067, sunk, 19 Apr 1897