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Continental (Propeller), U126016, aground, 12 Dec 1904

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Two sailors arrived at Manitowoc yesterday after having walked many miles through the heavy snowstorm and freezing weather to report the loss of the propeller CONTINENTAL on the rocks a mile north of Two River Point Lighthouse. The remaining 17 men of the crew are still in the vicinity of the wreck to be of assistance if there is any chance to save the boat after the storm. The CONINENTAL ran out of her course on Monday, striking a reef 200 feet from shore and badly damaging her bottom and disabling her rudder. The tug ARCTIC has been sent from Manitowoc but it is thought the CONTINENTAL will be a total loss. She is owned by the Republic Steamship Company of Cleveland.
      Buffalo Evening News
      December 14,1904

Land pirates have visited the propeller CONTINENTAL, wrecked off Manitowoc, and divested her of all portable contents. The boat is held in a solid mass of ice and nothing can be done to remove her until next spring
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, January 9, 1905

Steam screw CONTINENTAL. U. S. No. 126016. Of 1,506 tons gross; 1,188 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1882. Home port, Marquette, Mich. 244.7 x 36.4 x 19.0 Crew of 20. Of 605 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.15388 Longitude: -87.56925
William R. McNeil
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Continental (Propeller), U126016, aground, 12 Dec 1904