The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Aurania (Schooner), U107165, aground, 27 Oct 1895

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      Snow And Gales---Several Vessels Aground And In Distress.
Ashland, Oct. 28. - A northwest gale prevails with snow. Several boats are anchored under the islands for shelter.
      Port Colborne, Oct. 28. - Schooner GEORGE W. DAVIS is ashore above Port Maitland. A tug which went out to her Saturday night became partially disabled and came back.
      Detroit, Oct. 28. - Capt. Wright of the steamer PRATT passed a vessels spar sticking out of the water between the seas which were rolling very high Saturday morning. The spar was four or five miles east southeast of Harrisville and 29 miles south of Thunder Bay. It is supposed to be the wreck of the schooner JOHN SHAW.
      The Lackawanna liner ORR, bound down, grounded on Grosse Point Saturday night, and the FITZGERALD, bound up, went on at the same place. The ORR was released by the WALES after lightening part of her flour, and the SAGINAW released the FITZGERALD. The schooner AURANIA on Grosse Point has been released. The BIELMAN, down bound, is ashore three miles south of the Dummy.
      St. Joseph, Oct. 28. - The steamer PEERLESS of the Lake Michigan & Lake Superior line, which left the harbor at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon for Chicago without cargo, was forced to turn back on account of the heavy gale and sea, and in attempting to enter the harbor at 6 P. M. went aground in the channel. She is exposed to the furious west sea and large waves are dashing against her. She had no passengers.
      Late last night the crew of the PEERLESS were still on the boat, and the life-savers said they could not be reached on account of the furious sea.
      No communication could be had with the crew of the steamer during the night.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, October 28, 1895

AURANIA. Built Aug. 28, 1895 Barge - steel
U. S. No. 107165. 3113 gt - 3113 nt 352' x 44.2 x 21.9'
Converted to bulk propeller in 1899.
      Sprunk leak and sank in Whitefish Bay, lake Superior, April 29, 1909, while smashing ice.
      Chicago Steam Boat Co. Master Shipbuilding List
      Institute for Great lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.38615 Longitude: -82.91186
William R. McNeil
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Aurania (Schooner), U107165, aground, 27 Oct 1895