The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Grace E. Ruelle (Propeller), U75977, dumping garbage, 7 Jun 1895

Full Text

      Amherstburg, Ont., June 7. û Last night Capt. Dunn of the Government steamer PETREL manned the boat with 10 men and lay in watch for American Garbage boats. The tug GRACE E. RUELLE, with a dump scow, came in sight and as the PETREL had no lights out she soon overtook her. The tug RUELLE finding she was pursued attempted to get through the Canadian channel into Lake Erie. This movement was met by Capt. Dunn and as the tug was in Canadian waters she was ordered to stop.
The RUELLE kept on, however, and Dunn ordered his men to fire, which they did. That had the desired effect and the RUELLE was taken in charge. The boatmen were locked up and their outfit placed in the hands of the officers of the PETREL. Excitement in the vicinity of Amherstburg runs high and the people demand that the arrested parties receive the severest penalty. The owners of the captured boats reside in Detroit.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, June 7, 1895 p. 1, c. 3

      Steam screw GRACE A. RUELLE.* U.S. No. 75977. Of 13.62 tons gross; 6.81 tons net. Built at Buffalo, N.Y. in 1877. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 39.0 x 11.7 x 6.2
* Formerly steam screw JOHN NICE.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: dumping garbage
Lives: nil
Remarks: Impounded
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Shipwreck news
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Grace E. Ruelle (Propeller), U75977, dumping garbage, 7 Jun 1895