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Argo (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1900


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Detour, Nov. 1. -- The steamer ARGO, with two barges in tow, bound up without cargo, went ashore on Detour Lighthouse Point in the dense fog last night. All three boats are on the rocks and are in an exposed position. The tugs GENERAL and MERRICK are working on them this morning.
The wind is fresh from the southeast.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 2, 1900
     
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      STEAMER ARGO RELEASED.
Detour, Mich., November 2. -- The steamer ARGO, ashore on the Point has been released by the tugs MERRICK and GENERAL. The vessel is not leaking but her bottom is damaged to some extent. The tugs could not get lines to the DOBBINS and BLOOM on account of the heavy seas breaking over the shoal. Both boats are full of water on a ragged bottom, and it is feared they have been pounded badly. A six-inch pump will be put aboard them today, and divers will probably have to patch them before they can be floated. The wind which has been high from the southwest, has gone down and at 8 o'clock this morning it is only brisk.
      Chicago Times Herald
      November 2, 1900
     
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Detour, November 2. -- The steamer ARGO, ashore on the Point has been released by the tugs MERRICK and GENERAL. The vessel is not leaking but her bottom is damaged to some extent. The tugs could not get lines to the DOBBINS and BLOOM on account of the heavy seas breaking over the shoal. Both boats are full of water on a ragged bottom, and it is feared they have been pounded badly. A six-inch pump will be put aboard them today, and divers will probably have to patch them before they can be floated. The wind which has been high from the southwest, has gone down and at 8 o'clock this morning it is only brisk.
LATER: -- The tug GENERAL effected the release of the barge DOBBINS and brough her in here this evening. The steam pump has worked on the boat all day and she appears to be leaking considerably. The injury is not thought to be serious. A diver will make an examination in the morning. The work of releasing the BLOOM is progressing slowly. A six-inch pump has had no effect on the water in her hold and two more pumps will be brought down here tonight. The weather is fine, which is favorable for the boat's release, but she is apparently badly used up.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 3, 1900


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1900
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McN.W.23095
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Argo (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1900