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Need info on laker wrecked in Long Sault Rapids circa 1950-1954. Faces west. Down by stern. White stripes on funnel. Salvaged? Have photo.

My mother took photo from #2 Hwy. Canal in foreground. Wreck is beyond, in rapids facing up-river. Bow protruding upward at shallow angle. Stern awash at main deck. Hull was black. Horizontal stripes or stripe on upper half of funnel. Saw it two years in a row. Then it was gone. Possibly salvaged or broken up. Looks like ship missed entrance to canal. Can anyone supply name of this freighter and details of the wreck? What eventually happened to it?

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As you do not have a name you might be able to trace the steamship line through the color and stripes on the funnel. I checked the list of shipping casualties resulting in a total loss for that period and it does not get much information on this area. Different points of land change names over the years. I would also check in old newspaper files as that might help. Once you locate the name you can find the shipping company and that would lead you to what happened to the wreck. I have a feeling that it might have been salvaged. Good luck

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