The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George M. Carl (Propeller), aground, 25 Dec 1975

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The 10,000 ton freighter GEORGE M. CARL is grounded near the mouth of the Humber River, having missed the entrance to Toronto Harbor by four miles. No one was injured when the 604 foot shipped missed a turn and ran aground last night, but it has more trouble now; Tugs trying to free it fouled a line around the ship's propeller, and a diver will have to go down to cut it loose.
      Toronto Star
      Friday, December 26, 1975

NOTE: -- Built at Lorain, O., 1923 as FRED G. HARTWELL, renamed MATTHEW ANDREWS in 1951, given present name in 1963. 617 x 64 x 33.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: soy-beans
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
William R. McNeil
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George M. Carl (Propeller), aground, 25 Dec 1975