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Charles M. Warner (Propeller), U127752, struck breakwater, 16 Jun 1904

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      Missed Opening In Trying To Get Up The Lake At Midnight.
While leaving port at midnight with a cargo of coal, the propeller CHARLES M. WARNER of the United States Transportation Company ran against the rubble mound breakwater almost head-on and is now lying with a badly damaged bow. The boat's bow plates were stove in and her forward compartment is full of water. The vessel was in command of Captain F. J. Johnson. She has been anchored inside the breakwater and shortly before midnight was started for the lake without the aid of a tug. The boat missed the opening and struck with considerable force. An examination of the boat will be made and if a bulkhead can be built in, she will go to Milwaukee with her cargo and later be docked for repairs. It is said Capt. Johnson has lost his position as a result of the accident and that E. T. Rattray will succeed him.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, June 17, 1904

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A bulkhead is being built in the bow of the propeller CHARLES M. WARNER, which struck the breakwater, and when completed she will leave for Milwaukee with her coal cargo.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, June 18, 1904

The propeller C.M. WARNER, which struck the Buffalo breakwater while leaving the harbor a short time ago, has been unloaded at Milwaukee and will be placed in drydock for repairs.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 2, 1904

Steam screw CHARLES M. WARNER. U. S. No. 127752. Of 3812 gross tons; 2733 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1903. Home port, Oswego, N.Y. 370.0 x 48.0 x 24.0 Passenger service. Crew of 21. Of 1,200 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: struck breakwater
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Charles M. Warner (Propeller), U127752, struck breakwater, 16 Jun 1904