The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lynda Hindman (Propeller), C153120, sunk ?/ abandoned ?, 1966

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Steam Screw WILLIAM A. McGONAGLE.* U. S. No. 215880. Of 355 gross tons. Built at Lorain, Ohio in 1908. Tug
      110.0 x 28.1 x 15.0
      * Renamed MARGUERITE W - U. S. - 1936
      RUTH HINDMAN - Canada - 1954 [c 153120]
      LYNDA HINDMAN - Canada - 1966
      Herman Runge List
NOTE:-- Part of stern of the vessel LYNDA HINDMAN is reported about lying sunk, half a mile off shore at Bayfield, Ont., Lake Huron
"I was at the Archive Building in Bayfield last week. They have typed (verbal) records about the Lynda Hindman. Apparently, several of these old steamships were moored at Goderich, Ontario in the 1970's awaiting dismantling for scrap sale.
A resident of Bayfield purchased the stern of the Lynda Hindman and had it hauled from Goderich to Bayfield to use as a break wall.
A mishap with storms and ice stopped this procedure and the stern now sits off the shore of Bayfield, sticking out of the water about 12 feet. Most tourists believe it is a wrecked ship, but the truth is it is only the stern section and was left by this landowner in Bayfield 30 years ago.
It now adds to the local lore."
      information courtesy of Gregory West.

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Reason: sunk ?/ abandoned ?
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.56679 Longitude: -81.69978
William R. McNeil
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Lynda Hindman (Propeller), C153120, sunk ?/ abandoned ?, 1966