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Tionesta (Propeller), U145958, aground, 30 Jun 1904

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The Anchor Line's big passenger propeller TIONESTA, with a good passenger list from Duluth to Buffalo, went ashore three miles above Whitefish Point, Lake Michigan, in a dense fog yesterday. The boat ran out about two feet on a sandy bottom, but succeeded in releasing herself, apparently without damage.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 1, 1904
Steam screw TIONESTA. U. S. No. 145958. Of 4329 gross tons; 2652 tons net. Built Wyondotte, Mich., 1903. Home port, Erie, Pa. 340.0 x 45.2 x 28.0 Crew of 83. Of 2,500 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1903

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
The story says "Lake Michigan", but the course clearly suggests the point on Lake Superior in the state of Michigan, which is on the track from Duluth to Buffalo.
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.76947 Longitude: -84.95258
William R. McNeil
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Tionesta (Propeller), U145958, aground, 30 Jun 1904