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Charles R. Van Hise (Propeller), U127426, aground, 14 Aug 1904


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Two vessels have come to grief in lake Superior in the dense fog which has lain over the lake. The VAN HISE of the steel trust, stranded at Vermillion Point, running out two feet on a sandy bottom. Her cargo of ore must be lightered, but it is thought the boat is not injured yet. The GOULD, while trying to enter the piers at Grand Rapids, went aground and must lighter. She went out one foot forward. The propeller W.P. REND is aground in Hay Lake, and is being lightered.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 17, 1904
     
Two vessels have come to grief in lake Superior in the dense fog which has lain over the lake. The VAN HISE of the steel trust, stranded at Vermillion Point, running out two feet on a sandy bottom. Her cargo of ore must be lightered, but it is thought the boat is not injured yet. The GOULD, while trying to enter the piers at Grand Rapids, went aground and must lighter. She went out one foot forward. The propeller W.P. REND is aground in Hay Lake, and is being lightered.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 17, 1904

     
The propeller VAN HISE, ashore on Vermillion Point, was released yesterday and passed down at the Soo. The boat appears to be uninjured.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 18, 1904
     

Steam screw CHARLES R. VAN HISE. U. S. No. 127426. Of 5, 117 tons gross; 3,673 tons net. Built West Superior, Wis., 1900. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 458.0 x 50.2 x 25.0. Of 2,000 indicated horsepowe. Freight service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901
     

CHARLES R. VAN HISE.* Built June 23, 1900 Bulk propeller - Steel
U. S. No. 127426. 5117 gt - 3673 nt 458.0 x 50.2 x 25.0
Cut in half and taken to Montreal in 1918; returned to Lakes in 1919. Lengthened 84 feet in 1919-1920.
      * Renamed [b] A.E.R. SCHNEIDER - U.S. - 1920
      [c] S.B. WAY - U.S. - 1931
      [d] CAPTAIN C.D. SECORD - CANADA - 1936 [C158644]
      Arrived under tow, September 13, 1968, at Santander, Spain, for scrapping.
      American Barge Co., Superior, Wis., Master Shipbuilding List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.





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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1904
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24550
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.76308 Longitude: -85.14899
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Charles R. Van Hise (Propeller), U127426, aground, 14 Aug 1904