The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Douglas (Propeller), aground, 27 Jul 1911

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      Wreckers SNOOK and DOUGLAS are Still Lying on the Bottom.
      The steamers HARRY COULBY and HORACE WILKINSON, which were blown aground on a shoal about a thousand feet from the shore at the foot of South Michigan street during the wind storm which swept over the lakes a few days ago, were released yesterday and have cleared from port. The steamer SNOOK and the wrecker DOUGLAS, owned by Captain William H, Baker, are still on the bottom near Guinea Bay.
Immediately after the storm the pumps of the COULBY and WILKINSON were set in motion, and it was not long before the water bottoms were pumped dry. The boats were then easily floated. No damage was done to either vessel and both cleared from this port yesterday afternoon, the WILKINSON for Toledo and the COULBY for Superior.
The wreckers, the SNOOK and the DOUGLAS, which went to the bottom near Guinea Bay, are still undisturbed, and no effort has as yet been made to release them. They are, however, in no immediate danger, and as Captain Baker is concentrating his attention on the raising of the wrecked steamer WILLIAM C. RICHARDSON, nothing will probably be done for some time towards floating them.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, July 29, 1911 12 - 7

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Douglas (Propeller), aground, 27 Jul 1911