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Sarah E. Sheldon (Propeller), U115083, aground, 6 Oct 1897

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Detroit, Oct. 6 - The stm. SHELDON, ashore on Fighting Island, is out 2 ft. forward and is being lighteredby the schr. SOUTH WEST. The accident was caused by the captain mistaking the range lights, as the government steamer HAZE was between them.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      October 7, 1897 3-1

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Toledo, Oct. 8 - The stm. SARAH E. SHELDON, which went aground yesterday at Fighting Island in the Detroit River, arrived at this port today with the schr. SOUTH WEST. The SHELDON was released by the tug SCHENCK. The water in the straight channel is very low and navigation in it is not safe as it might be.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      October 9, 1897 3-2

steam screw SARAH E. SHELDON. U. S. No. 115083. Of 693 tons gross; 517 tons net. Built Black River, Ohio, 1872. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 184.1 x 32.4 x 13.8 Freight service. Crew of 19. Of 570 indicated horsepower
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.216944 Longitude: -83.118611
William R. McNeil
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Sarah E. Sheldon (Propeller), U115083, aground, 6 Oct 1897