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Beaverstone (Propeller), C111809, aground, 23 May 1926

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Steam screw GEORGE W. CUYLER.* U. S. No. 85638. 56 gross tons. Built West Bay City, 1880. 64.0 x 14.6 x 6.6.
      * renamed BEAVERSTONE - Canada - 1902 [ C111809] wrecked off Bustard islands, Georgian Bay, [report of August 1926]
      Herman Runge List
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GEORGE W. CUYLER.* Built June 1880 Steam Tug -Wood
U. S. No. 85638 46 gt -28 nt 69' x 14.6' x 6'
* Renamed (b) GEORGE W. CUYLER - Can -1902 (C 111809)
      (c) BEAVERSTONE -Can -1923
Dropped from Canadian list in 1925 and presumed abandoned.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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      Tug BEAVERSTONE is Another Victim of the Prevailing Low Water
LITTLE CURRENT, May 28. -- The tug BEAVERSTONE owed by the Beck Manufacturing Co. of Midland ran aground on a shoal near Point Grondine, while trying to get into the channel near Bad River to tow out logs and when the tug WAHNAPITAE, of the same company went to her aid, this steamer also grounded and all efforts to release her under her own power failed. Word was then sent to Midland for the tug STRATHBOGIE, which came up and released the WAHNAPITAE, but in the meantime the BEAVERSTONE sank and now lies with some six feet of water over her
decks and it will prove quite an expensive job to wreck the steamer.
      The extremely low water now prevailing in the North Channel due to the "Chicago steal" is given as the cause of the accident, baring as it does an ever increasing number of shoals each year. This accident is still one more item to be charged to Chicago for the damage this city is doing to the shipping of the Great lakes. Point Grondine near where the BEAVERSTONE is sunk is some forty-five miles east of this point and is not far from Bad River one of the mouths of the
French River.
      The Daily Sun Times, Owen Sound
      Friday May 28, 1926
      [courtesy Bill Hester]

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.893333 Longitude: -80.909444
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Beaverstone (Propeller), C111809, aground, 23 May 1926