The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. Q. Riddle (Propeller), aground, 13 Nov 1911

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When the advance blasts of the gale whipped over the sea wall the crews of the small fleet of freighters that stood under the lee of the big wall, made everything tight, and prepared to ride out the heavy wind they had been warned would be sure to follow. All fared safely except the big 550 foot steel freighter J. Q. RIDDLE of Cleveland. Her chains finally parted and she was blown across the harbor, bringing up broadside on the beach in very nearly the same place that the steamers HULBURT SMITH and WILLIAM NOTTINGHAM grounded during a gale several years ago. With the sea lashing over her the big ship pounded on the sand and edged her way further up onto the beach with every impact of the big combers. This morning she is resting high out of water and the efforts of the powerful harbor tugs to haul her out to deep water have been unsuccessful. She has no cargo.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, November 13, 1911

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: 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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J. Q. Riddle (Propeller), aground, 13 Nov 1911