The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Oades (Propeller), U76870, aground, 2 Oct 1901

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Detroit, Mich., Oct. 2. -- A. A. Parker, owner of the steamer JOHN OADES, received word from Buffalo today that the OADES went ashore on Seneca Shoal, five miles from Buffalo, last night, and some of her corn cargo was being jettisoned. The OADES cleared from Chicago September 27 with 70,000 bushels of corn, shipped by Armour & Co.
      Assorted newspaper Clippings
      October 2, 1901
      The steamer JOHN OADES was released from Seneca Shoal near Buffalo after considerable of her corn cargo had been jettisoned and about 1,000 bushels placed upon a lighter.
      Duluth News Tribune
      October 4, 1901
Steam screw JOHN OADES. U. S. No. 76870. Of 1,454.82 tons gross; 1,225.90. Built Detroit, Mich, 1890. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 210.0 x 36.6 x 22.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1895

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.78589 Longitude: -78.88031
William R. McNeil
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John Oades (Propeller), U76870, aground, 2 Oct 1901