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Minnie Walker (Propeller), C61142, aground, 30 May 1878

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The tug MINNIE WALKER got a line in her wheel, went ashore and filled with water at Grand Bend, Canada, on Lake Huron, yesterday. She was towing a lighter loaded with wood.
      Cleveland Herald
      June 1, 1878

The tug GLADIATOR left last night to pull off the little tug WRIGHT, which is ashore above Kettle Point, on the Canadian shore of Lake Huron, and will have her inside this evening, if she can be reached,
      Detroit Free Press
      June 2, 1878

A special dispatch to the Detroit Free Press says: The little tug MINNIE WALKER, which was ashore above Kettle Point, was rescued and towed here to-night. She is leaking badly, and her boiler is shifted. She requires constant pumping, and will be docked immediately.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 4, 1878

Propeller WALKER, MINNIE. 25 tons [ American Tonnage] . Built by Carroll at Buffalo 1871. Home port, Montreal, Que. Owned by Walker. Value $3,300 Class A 1 Remarks -- Harbour tug Last Survey, March 1873.
      Association of Canadian Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1873

Official Canada No. 61142


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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.31678 Longitude: -81.74978
William R. McNeil
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Minnie Walker (Propeller), C61142, aground, 30 May 1878