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George B. Leonard (Propeller), U86671, aground, 4 May 1903

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It was reported the propeller GEORGE B. LEONARD became stranded at Vital Shoal yesterday and tugs were sent to her assistance.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 5, 1903

Work is progressing rapidly on releasing the propeller GEORGE B. LEONARD which stranded near Vital Shoal, and she is now out three feet.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 6, 1903

After lightering about 400 tons of coal, the propeller GEORGE B. LEONARD was released from Vital Shoal yesterday by tugs.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 7, 1903

Steam screw GEORGE B. LEONARD. U. S. No. 86671. Of 4037 gross tons; 2844 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1903. Home port, Oswego, N.Y. 380.0 x 50.0 x 23.6 Crew of 22. Of 1,800 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906
NOTE:- Vital Shoal is almost certainly Vidal Shoal, in the upper approach to St Marys River.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.504166 Longitude: -84.385555
William R. McNeil
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George B. Leonard (Propeller), U86671, aground, 4 May 1903