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William P. Rend (Propeller), U86026, aground, 6 May 1905


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Marquette, May 6. -- The steamer W.P. REND is ashore on the east side of Manitou Island, Lake Superior. The steamer struck at 9:30 Thursday night during a fog while bound for the head of the lakes. The news of the disaster was brought here last night by the fish tug ETHEL. The REND ran out 5 feet forward, and her condition is regarded as serious. The wrecked boat is owned by W.P. Rend of Chicago.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 6, 1905

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      The steamer W.P. REND went ashore on the east side of Manitou Island in Lake Superior, Thursday night during a heavy fog. Her condition is regarded as serious. It is said that she is not insured, and that she has already cost her owners $250,000. She has always been an unlucky boat, and it is the hope of the insurance men that the wrecking tug FAVORITE, which left yesterday to release her, will fail in its efforts.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 8, 1905

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The wrecking tug FAVORITE is said to have released the steamer W.P. REND, which stranded on Manitou Island.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 9, 1905

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      The latest report is to the effect that the steamer W.P. REND, which stranded on Manitou Island, has not yet been released, as stated yesterday. The wrecking tug FAVORITE reports that while her position is dangerous, unless a severe storm should come up, she may be saved.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 10, 1905

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      The propeller REND, which stranded on Manitou Island, has been released and left Marquette yesterday with the tug FAVORITE for Chicago, where she will be repaired.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 15, 1905


Steam screw WILLIAM P. REND.* U. S. No. 86026. Of 2,323 tons gross; 1,697 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1888. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 287.6 x 40.0 x 23.6 Crew of 15. Freight service. Of 900 indicated horsepower.
      * Formerly steam screw GEORGE G. HADLEY
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906
     
     


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Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
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1905
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McN.W.20122
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English
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William R. McNeil
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William P. Rend (Propeller), U86026, aground, 6 May 1905