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Niagara (Tug), U18714, aground, 5 Jun 1904

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Frank Perry's big wooden tug NIAGARA of Sault Ste. Marie, in command of S. H. Ryers, went ashore in a heavy gale at Knife Island, near Two Harbors, Saturday night. The heavy seas caused the tug to pound on the rocks and she broke in two. The crew were saved.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, June 6, 1904

NIAGARA Built 1872 Steam Tug - Wood
U. S. No. 18714 276 gt - 183 nt 130.0 x 24.7 x 8.7
Stranded on Knife Island, Lake Superior, and broke in half, June 4, 1904.
      Detroit/Wyandotte Master Shipbuilding list
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Minnesota, United States
    Latitude: 46.94632 Longitude: -91.77296
William R. McNeil
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Niagara (Tug), U18714, aground, 5 Jun 1904