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North Wind (Propeller), U130419, aground, 4 May 1895

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Sault Ste. Marie, May 4. -- The steamer NORTH WIND, bound down with general cargo, is aground at the head of Hay lake Channel, at the same spot where the SELWYN EDDY and KEARSAGE stranded earlier in the week. She is out one foot on a rock bottom. A hole has been punched in her bottom plates; fully 500 tons of freight must be taken off before this steamer can be floated and lighters are now at work. The cause of these three expensive strandings in as many days is because there is not a canbuoy at the turn at the head of hay Lake Channel. There are four or five stakes there, but masters have trouble picking the proper one. The proper stake is about the size of a fish pole.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      May 4, 1895

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The steamer NORTH WIND, which got on the Hay Lake Channel before the new buoys were placed, is also docked in the Union Ship Yard. The damage to this vessel will amount to about $20,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      May 23, 1895

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: general cargo
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.059722 Longitude: -83.945833
William R. McNeil
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North Wind (Propeller), U130419, aground, 4 May 1895