Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Huron (Steamboat), U157173, aground, 1 Jul 1914
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Steamer HURON on Rocks
The steamer HURON belonging the Star Cole Line, Detroit ran ashore on some shelving rock on the west end of Claperton Island 20 miles west of Little Current, Saturday morning at 3 o'clock in a dense fog. The accident occurred within a few miles of the lighthouse. The steamer JOHN HAGGART went from Little Current to take the sixty passengers off the HURON before tugs released her, as the rocks damaged the hull so that the forward compartment filled. The passengers were brought to Little Current. The HURON sails from Cleveland to the Soo via the North Channel and does a big tourist trade. Later reports state the temporary repairs are being made to the bow of the boat and that she will return to Cleveland under her own steam.
      Owen Sound Sun
      July 28, 1914 [courtesy Bill Hester]

      Steam paddle HURON.* U.S. No. 157173. Of 538 tons gross; 402 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio in 1885. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 201.4 x 32.5 x 9.4 and a crew of 36. Passenger service. Of 500 indicated horse power.
      * formerly Steam paddle DARIUS COLE.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1906

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Huron (Steamboat), U157173, aground, 1 Jul 1914