The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Venezuela (Propeller), aground, 21 Oct 1913

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      Stm. VENEZUELA, ore laden, down bound, grounded just above the red buoy above Round Island in upper St. Marys River Sunday night. After ineffectual efforts to release herself tugs were orderd from the Soo. She was floated yesterday afternoon and locked down.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 21, 1913 11-3

      Capt. Charles Neff of Milwaukee, owner of the stm. VENEZUELA, which was reported ashore and released in the St. Mary's River on Monday, declared after a talk with the vessel's captain that the vessel was never really ashore, and that the anchor was simply caught in the mud, due to the low water in the river caused by the heavy winds and the vessel's donkey engine could not raise the drag. The captain called for a tug and the offending anchor was soon aboard. Capt. Neff says the calling of the tug probably gave credence to the idea the VENEZUELA was aground.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 24, 1913 9-3

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.4428 Longitude: -84.51588
William R. McNeil
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Venezuela (Propeller), aground, 21 Oct 1913