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Iron City (Schooner), collision, 3 May 1913

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IRON CITY Schooner, official U. S. Number 6875, built 1874, of 648 tons gross. On May 3, 1913, with 9 persons on board vessel collided with the steam Propeller THOS. F. COLE, on the St. Clair River, Mich., the IRON CITY became a total loss, however no lives were lost in the accident.
      Loss of American Vessels reported
      during 1913. M. V. List of U. S. 1913

      IRON CITY Schooner, formerly Schooner DANIEL E. BAILEY official U. S. Number 6875, built 1874 at Toledo, Ohio., of 648.12 Gross Tons. 615.72 Tons Net. 187'3" x 36'1" x 14'3". Home Port, Detroit.
      Merchant Vessel List of the United States 1889

The steamer COLE which sank the barge IRON CITY last week has five damaged plates and three damaged frames on her port bow as a result of the collision. It will not be necessary to make repairs now.
      Duluth Herald
      May 8, 1813

Buffalo, N.Y., May 9. --The schooner IRON CITY of Tonawanda, which was sunk in the St. Clair River last Saturday by the steamer THOMAS F. COLE of the Pittsburgh Steamship fleet, will probably be dynamited. As she is now lying at the head of Harsen's Island, with only her spars above water, she is a menace to navigation. She extends two-thirds of the way across the channel.
      Duluth Herald
      May 9, 1913

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Iron City (Schooner), collision, 3 May 1913