William A. Rogers (Propeller), U202311, aground, 22 Aug 1906
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ROGERS ASHORE AT LONG POINT.
Two Tugs and a Lighter Have been Sent to Assist the Big Steamer.
Word was received at the Hand & Johnson tug office here late yesterday that the big steel steamer WILLIAM A. ROGERS of the Tonawanda Transit Company had run ashore off Long Point, about 60 miles up the lake on the Canadian shore. The ROGERS is loaded with 10,000 t0ns of ore for the Buffalo & Susquehanna Iron Company at West Seneca. Details of the accident are lacking.
The Great Lakes Towing Company immediately despatched two big tugs and a lighter to the assistance of the ROGERS. This morning no further word had been received from the scene of the trouble. Last fall the ROGERS came into local prominence by bringing into Buffalo the largest cargo of grain ever brought down the lakes on one vessel. She had a consignment of 351,000 bushels of wheat.
Buffalo Evening News
August 23, 1906
Steam screw WILLIAM A. ROGERS. U. S. No. 202311. Of 6,524 tons gross; 5,101 tons net. Built Lorain, Ohio, 1905. Home port, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 525.0 x 55.0 x 31.0 Passenger service. Crew of 24. Of 1,800 indicated horsepower. Steel built.
Merchant Vessel List, U/. S., 1911
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- Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes