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Quito (Propeller), aground, 1901


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      Freak Lumber Yard. by Dorothy Mitts (Local Historical Writer) Probably one of the most unusual as well as unexpected sights to ever greet the people of Port Huron was on a September morning in the fall of 1901 when the sands of old Keewahdin Beach had become a lumber yard virtually overnight. The shore, from above the site of Gratiot Inn down to Kram Road, was strewn with logs and bundles of lath, and pieces of lath, a large number of bundles being broken up in the surf. The lumber was tumbled and crowded up on the beach twenty feet back, and in the surf as one eye witness stated "it looked for some distance as if the very waves were made of lath." Off shore, to make the scene even more exciting were seven vessels aground three steamers, their barges, and a tug. One, the barge AMARANTH, was wrecked. whaleback 202 was high on the shore, and the others the steamers JOHN H. PAULY, the WAWATAM, and the QUILTO (sic), the barges MARIAN W. PAGE, and the tug SARNIA were all stuck hard in the sand. . .[ Longer story photocopied in clipping file].
      Port Huron Times Herald
      September 20, 1962:
( from Fred Landon Scrapbook Collection, Box 4199, Vol. 4:)


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Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1901
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McN.W.20458
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Quito (Propeller), aground, 1901