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Forest City (Propeller), aground, 5 Jun 1904


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The steamer FOREST CITY is ashore near Tobermory and the tug FAVORITE has gone to her.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, June 7, 1904

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      STEAMER FOREST CITY IS ASHORE.
      GRAIN CARRIER ON BEAR'S RUMP ISLAND IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Owen Sound, Ont. June 10. - Capt. Louis Pyette, master of the Canadian Pacific R. R. Steamer ALBERTA, states that he sighted a grain carrier ashore on Bear's Rump Island, at the north end of Bruce Peninsula. The vessel is believed to be the American steamer FOREST CITY.
      Capt. Pyette expressed the opinion that should an east wind arise, the vessel would be in a very dangerous predicament. The S. S. ATHABASCA also passed by the place, but the captain, George McDougall was unable to see the shore owing to fog.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, June 10, 1904


      THE BARGE ABANDONED.
      Capt. Humphrey and about a dozen menbers of the crew of the barge FOREST CITY, which was stranded on Bear's Rump Island two weeks ago, came down by the steamer JOE MILTON this week and proceeded to Detroit. The FOREST CITY was running light from Midland to a Michigan port, when she ran aground in the dense fog which prevailed at that time, her bow being hard aground while her stern is in about 90 feet of water. She was sighted by the ALBERTA, as will be remembered by our readers. The FOREST CITY was 213 feet long and is insured for $9,000, but it is said this will not nearly cover the loss. She is owned in Detroit, her captain being one of the chief shareholders.
      Owen Sound Advertiser
      June 17, 1904
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The steamer FOREST CITY, which went ashore last week near Tobermory in Georgian Bay, has been abandoned to the underwriters as a total loss.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, June 21, 1904
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1904
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McN.W.21030
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Forest City (Propeller), aground, 5 Jun 1904