The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Steamer Huronic is Driven Aground
Globe (Toronto, ON), 11 Nov 1913, p. 1

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Steamer Huronic is Driven Aground
Norther Navigation Co.'s Vessel Caught by Storm
Said to be No Danger
Tomlinson Line Steamer Reported Sunk Off Groscap Point -- Another Steamer Declared to be Aground Off Iroquois Point -- Storm Abating

In addition to the damage to a number of vessels reported in the regular navigation news on page 15, The Globe last night received the following special despatch from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.:--

Weather conditions have moderated, but late to-night nearly one hundred vessels are scattered between here and Whitefish Point awaiting abatement of the storm before they can proceed.

The passenger steamer Huronic of the Northern Navigation Company ran aground this afternoon near Sheldrake, in Whitefish Bay. Coming down the lake, she took the southern course after leaving Whitefish Point, to get under shelter, but wind drove her hard aground on a sandy bottom. It was first thought the Huronic could be easily released, but efforts to get her off have so far failed. It is believed she can easily be released. The tugs Sabin and Shenck left here to-night to go to the Huronic's assistance, but it is doubtful if they can reach her to-night. The Huronic is said to be in no danger.

A Tomlinson Line steamer is reported sunk off Groscap Point. The steamer McDougall, arriving to-night, confirms the report. Distress signals were heard from the boat this afternoon, but owing to heavy seas and strong wind efforts to reach her failed. It is thought to be either the James E. Davidson or the Hartnell. The boat is lying with decks awash. The crew is still aboard.

Another unidentified steamer is reported aground at Iroquois Point tonight

The latest report of the steamer Acadian of the Merchants' Mutual Line of Toronto, aground near Sulphur Island, Thunder Bay, is that she is somewhat severely damaged. This remains to be confirmed. She went ashore Sunday afternoon, but her distress signals were not observed until yesterday.

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11 Nov 1913
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Northern Navigation Company ; Merchants' Mutual Line
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.65011 Longitude: -79.3829
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Steamer Huronic is Driven Aground