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Alma Munro (Propeller), C71239, aground, 18 Apr 1890

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Propeller ALMA MUNRO cleared last evening for Chicago. She is the first boat to clear for that port this season.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      April 18, 1890

Last evening the propeller ALMA MUNRO, after wintering here, left for Chicago where she was to have been loaded with grain for Ogdensburg. When she got between 4 mile and 9 Mile Points she ran upon a shoal. Her rudder stock was broken and her rudder and shoe lost. Member of the crew were dispatched in a yawl boat to Garden Island for assistance. The steamer TRAVELLER towed the disabled prop into port. A rudder will be made here and then the boat will go to Port Dalhousie where she will receive a new shoe.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      April 18, 1890

Steam screw ALMA MUNRO. Official canada No. 71239. Of 890 gross tons; 580 tons reg. Built at Port Dalhousie, Ont., 1873. Home port, Port Stanley, Ont. 176.4 x 26.1 x 11.4. Owned by H. Comfort, of St. Thomas, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada, on Dec. 31, 1886

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.151388 Longitude: -76.555277
William R. McNeil
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Alma Munro (Propeller), C71239, aground, 18 Apr 1890