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William A. Young (Schooner), U62866, aground, 14 Oct 1900


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ON A DANGEROUS REEF.
A dispatch from Sandusky states that the steamer PAWNEE and barges J.R. EDWARDS and MINNIE E. ORTON are on Gull Island reef in a dangerous position. A third barge, the WILLIAM A. YOUNG, being last in the tow, escaped stranding. The steamer, which is said to have run out 5 feet, has a small cargo of coal on board for Green Bay, but the barges are light. Tugs are rendering assistance. The strandings occurred early Monday morning. The reef upon which the vessels ran is of a rocky nature. The three vessels are owned by Henry McMorran of Port Huron and uninsured.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 16, 1900

     
      PAWNEE STILL ASHORE.
      THE CONSORTS YOUNG, AND NOT THE EDWARDS AND ORTON, IS ON
Cleveland, October 23. -- The steamer PAWNEE and her consort are still ashore on Gull Island reef, and although they are well up on the rocks they are not leaking. The tugs GOULDER and MONK worked on the PAWNEE all of the afternoon, but were unable to release her. Contrary to the first report the barge YOUNG went on the rocks, and the EDWARDS and ORTON escaped and lie in good water just off the reef.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 25, 1900

      PAWNEE AND YOUNG OFF.
Sandusky, October 24. -- With fair weather and higher water after the blow of the last two days, the tugs GOULDER and MONK succeeded in releasing the steamer PAWNEE from Gull Island reef this morning. The barge YOUNG was released a little later. Seventy tons of coal had to be lightered from the PAWNEE, which was afterwards reloaded. Both boats were found to be in good condition and the PAWNN this afternoon continued on her voyage with the three barges.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 26, 1900


Schooner WILLIAM A. YOUNG. U. S. No. 62866. Of 434.76 tons gross; 413.03 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1883. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 165.1 x 30.4 x 11.4
      Merchant Vessels of the United States, 1891


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1900
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Local identifier:
McN.W.25169
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.834722 Longitude: -79.522777
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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William A. Young (Schooner), U62866, aground, 14 Oct 1900