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Saranac (Propeller), U116318, struck wreck, 1 Apr 1903

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Marine men are determined to investigate the accident to the propeller SARANAC of the Lehigh Valley Line, in Lake Michigan last week, which so nearly caused the sinking of the boat. The position of the unknown obstruction has been clearly located by Capt. Potter of the SARANAC, and an effort will be made to have the Government either remove the obstruction or mark it.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, April 23, 1903
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      Vesselmen now believe that the wreck which nearly caused the propeller SARANAC to be sunk last week off Wind Point was the steamer L. S. DOTY, which disappeared in a storm about five years ago, and which was never heard of again. An investigation will be made.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, April 24, 1903
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      The reef near Racine, Lake Michigan, which the propeller SARANAC struck last April, has been found and marked with a spar buoy on its eastern end,
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, June 19, 1903
      The Lehigh Valley liner SARANAC left the yard of the Ship Owners Dry Dock Company at Chicago this morning and took on a grain cargo. About two months ago the SARANAC struck a sunken obstruction and it cost the insurance Companies more than $40,000 to repair her.
      Buffalo Evening News
      June 12, 1903

Steam screw SARANAC. U. S. No. 116318. Of 2669 tons gross;1939 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1890. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 290.0 x 40.8 x 13.6 Crew of 23. Of 1,500 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

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Reason: struck wreck
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.78085 Longitude: -87.75757
William R. McNeil
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Saranac (Propeller), U116318, struck wreck, 1 Apr 1903