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Viking (Propeller), U161612, aground, 25 Aug 1892

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Amherstburg, Aug. 25. -- Steamer VIKING, bound down, ran aground on the lower end of Fighting Island and is out about four feet forward. Wrecker WALES is lightering her cargo of ore.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, August 25, 1892
Detroit, Aug. 26. -- The VIKING was released from Fighting Island this morning and is now reloading the lightered ore.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, August 26, 1892
Steam screw VIKING. U. S. No. 161612. Of 1,117.23 tons gross; 943,82 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1890. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 217.4 x 37.1 x 15.0 Steel built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1892

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.216944 Longitude: -83.118611
William R. McNeil
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Viking (Propeller), U161612, aground, 25 Aug 1892