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City of Cleveland (Propeller), collision, 31 Jul 1890

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The steambarge CITY OF CLEVELAND, bound for Toledo, and the schr. CHARGER,
from Detroit to Buffalo, collided near the "Dummy" yesterday, resulting in the sinking of the latter but, no damage to the former. The CLEVELAND struck the CHARGER on the port bow, driving an immense hole in her, and she went to the bottom in 10 minutes. Two of the crew, John Neville and John Bell were asleep in the forecastle and were considerably bruised with broken timbers, but they managed to squeeze through the opening made by the collision and escap. Capt. Bates, of the CHARGER, and his crew were picked up by the tug TELEGRAM and turned over to the CLEVELAND, which took them to Toledo. (part)
      Detroit News
      August 1, 1890

The schooner CHARGER was struck by the steambarge CITY OF CLEVELAND in Lake Erie on Thursday and sunk. The crew were saved.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, August 1, 1890

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.872777 Longitude: -82.582777
William R. McNeil
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City of Cleveland (Propeller), collision, 31 Jul 1890