The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William P. Rend (Propeller), U86026, 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

      The propeller W.P. REND was released from her stranded position in Hay lake yesterday after lightering 400 tons of her ore cargo. She is reloading and no injury is apparent.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 19, 1904

Steam screw WILLIAM P. REND. * U.S. No. 86026. Of 2,073 tons gross; 1,657 tons net. Built at West Bay City, Mich., in 1888. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 287.6 x 40.0 x 21.6 and of 900 Indicated horse power and a crew of 65 ?
* former steam screw GEORGE G. HADLEY.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1903

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.059722 Longitude: -83.945833
William R. McNeil
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William P. Rend (Propeller), U86026, aground, 14 Aug 1904