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Louis Shickluna (Propeller), C100752, aground, 1 Oct 1896

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Cheboygan, Oct. 1. -- The Canadian steamer SHICKLUNA and consort St. LOUIS, both grain laden, are ashore nine miles north of East Tawas. Both are repoited to be full of water. The wrecking tug FAVORITE has gone to their assistance.
      East Tawas, Oct. 1 -- The captain of the WESTFORD, which has just come in for shelter, reports that the SHICKLUNA and consort St. LOUIS are on the beach one mile north of Fish Point. A heavy sea was breaking over both boats. He was unable to see anything of the crews, even with marine glasses. The boats are about half a mile apart. The St. LOUIS is lying broadside to the shore and is badly twisted. The lifesaving crew left here at 10 o'clock for the wrecks.
      Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin
      October 1, 1896

The Canadian steamer SHICKLUNA and her consort the St. LOUIS, stranded above fish Point in last Thursday's storm, have jumped the bar and the wrecking tugs cannot get alongside of them. The St. LOUIS has opened up both sides of the stern and will probably be a total loss.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 5, 1896
      The SHICKLUNA has been released
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, October 6, 1896
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      East Tawas, Oct. 5. -- The Canadian steamer SHICKLUNA was released from the beach above Fish Point by the tug THOMPSON this morning, and brought into the bight of the bay. The grain cargo is being pumped overboard. The tug FAVORITE is still working with a syphon trying to release the schooner H.D. ROOT.
      Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin
      October 5, 1896

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      The Canadian steamer SHICKLUNA recently released from the beach at Fish Point, left for Detroit today in tow of the tug THOMPSON. The owners of her consort, the St. LOUIS, have stripped and abandoned their boat.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      October 7, 1896

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      Prop. L. SHICKLUNA Official Canadian Number 100752. Built St. Catharines 1870. 135 x 43 x 12 and 626 tons. Rebuilt as 135 x 43 x 12 and 445 tons. Sunk Lake Erie, May 29, 1897.
      Prelm. List of Canadian Steamships
      Coastal & Inland, 1809 to 1930

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.71696 Longitude: -83.52274
William R. McNeil
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Louis Shickluna (Propeller), C100752, aground, 1 Oct 1896