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Wahcondah (Propeller), C102577, sunk, 11 May 1903

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While heading for Hamilton in Lake Ontario yesterday the new steamer WACONDA, recently built in England for MacKay Bros., of Hamilton, sunk in 17 feet of water near Prescott. he had a cargo of fire brick. Wrecking tugs have been sent to try to raise her. The boat and cargo were insured.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 12, 1903

Yesterday afternoon the propeller WACONDAH, which sank in St. Lawrence River last week, arrived in port. She will be docked and repaired here. She was built in England and met with an accident while coming to the Lakes.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 26, 1903

WAHCONDAH Official Canadian Number 102577. Built Glasgow, Scotland 1903. A bulk freighter of 1,554 Gross Tons. 230 X 37 X 22. Disposition -- In Service.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant
      Steamships 1809 to 1930


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: fire brick
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.71681 Longitude: -75.51604
William R. McNeil
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Wahcondah (Propeller), C102577, sunk, 11 May 1903