MonkshavenSteel FreighterOff Angus Island20′ to 30′48° 14.130’ N 
89° 00.367’ W

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  • Monkshaven (1882)
  • Official Number: 86632
  • Built at:S outh Shields
  • Propulsion: Screw
  • Tonnage (gross):2097
  • Final Location: Thunder Cape, Ontario, Canada How: Wrecked
  • 249x36x18 Owned in England, chartered by Algoma Central Railway, 1900-1905.
  • Built by J. Readhead & Sons, South Shields England 1882.
  • Wrecked 27/11/05 Pie Island, Thunder Cape.
  • Attempt to raise in 1907 failed, remains left on Angus Island.

Sault Ste. Marie, Dec. 1. – The freighter MONKSHAVEN of the Algoma Central Line, which left here on Sunday for Fort William for a grain cargo, was wrecked near Pie Island, Lake Superior, on Monday. The crew arrived at Fort William last night. 
      Buffalo Evening News 
      December 1, 1905 

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      STEAMER MONKSHAVEN MAY BE TOTAL LOSS. 
Fort William. June 22. –The wrecking tug JAMES REID has arrived here from Duluth to attempt to release the steamer MONKSHAVEN, which was blown ashore on Pie Island during the big storm last fall, The steamer is in very bad shape and may be a total loss. 
      Buffalo Evening News 
      Friday, June 22, 1906 

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The stm. MONKSHAVEN, which was blown ashore at Pie Island, Lake Superior in the fall of 1905, is likely to be a total loss. The steamer was owned by the Algoma Central and Hudson Bay Railway, was built in Great Britain in 1882 was 1,414 gross tons. 
      The Railway and Marine World 
      August 1906 489-1 

      MONKSHAVEN IS AFLOAT ONCE MORE. 
Fort William, Ont., Aug. 10 — The steamer MONKSHAVEN, which was wrecked near Isle Royal in the big storm of last November, was floated yesterday and will be taken to Duluth shipyards. The craft is damaged to the extent of $20,000. 
      Buffalo Evening News 
      August 10, 1906 


Bulk freighter MONKSHAVEN. Official Canada No. 131333 Built South Shields, Eng. 1882. Of 2097 tons. 249 x 36 x 18 DISPOSITION:– Wrecked St. Felicite, Quebec, August 23, 1914. 
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steam 
      Vessels, (Inland & Coastal), 1809 to 1930 

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