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Conemaugh (Propeller), U125858, aground, 21 Nov 1906

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Detroit, Nov. 22 - The Anchor Line stm. CONEMAUGH went ashore on Point Pelee in Lake Erie late last night during the gale. The crew was rescued by the lifesavers. The steamer is in a dangerous condition and may be a total loss.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 23, 1906 3-3

Reports from Point Pelee today say that the Anchor Line steamer CONEMAUGH is beginning to break up under the pounding of the waves.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 22, 1906
Cleveland, Nov. 24. -- The steamer CONEMAUGH, which is ashore at Point Pelee, according to reports, is broken in two and will be a total loss. The tug FRANK W. with a lighter, which was sent from here to take eight cars of dry goods off the wrecked steamer, was forced to put back, as there was too much sea for a tug to handle a lighter. Another start will be made as soon as the sea goes down.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 24, 1906

CONEMAUGH. Built Aug. 1880 Package Freight Prope11er - Wood Sub-contracted to Frederick N. Jones. U. S. No. 125858 1609 gt -1453 nt 251' x 36' x 15.3'
Stranded on Point Pelee, Ontario, Lake Erie, November 21, 1906.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

Steam screw CONEMAUGH. U. S. No. 125858. Of 1,609 tons gross. Built 1880. With 21 persons on board, she stranded on Point Pelee, Lake Erie, November 21, 1906. No lives lost
      Loss of American Vessels Reported During Fiscal Year, 1907
Steam screw CONEMAUGH. U. S. No. 125858. Of 1609.52 tons gross; 1453.11 tons net. Built 1880 at Bay City, Mich. Of 1,000 nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
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Conemaugh (Propeller), U125858, aground, 21 Nov 1906