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Manitou (Propeller), aground, 6 Jun 1904

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The United States and Dominion steamer MANITOU is reported aground on Cockburn Island and tugs have been unable to release her.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, June 6, 1904

The United States and Dominion Transit Company's steamer MANITOU grounded at the east end of Clapperton Island in the dense fog on Sunday night, or more properly speaking, at one o'clock on Monday morning. The fog was so dense that the searchlight was useless. The steamer did not go on very hard, but it required the assistance of the large Playfair Wrecking Co.'s tug METAMORA to release her. The TELEGRAM had grounded at the west end of the island and was released by the METAMORA. The tug was returning to Little Current and took the MANITOU in hand releasing hur about noon and she proceeded at once to Owen Sound. As far as can be ascertained little damage was sustained. The vessel did not make water and will not be docked. She arrived in port early Tuesday morning, clearing in her regular run the same evening.
      Owen Sun Times
      June 10, 1904

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.924444 Longitude: -83.370555
William R. McNeil
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Manitou (Propeller), aground, 6 Jun 1904