The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Minneapolis, U90524, collision, 3 Nov 1887

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East Saginaw.---The steambarge MINNEAPOLIS ran into the schooner ROSA SONSMITH in the Sault River on Thursday night, cutting her down to the transom. The SONSMITH is bound down with ore in tow of the steamer C.H. GREEN and is now awaiting a permit from the underwriters to continue her journey. Relative to the collision a dispatch from Sault Ste Marie stated that the SONSMITH was only saved from sinking by shifting the cargo. The schooner is in the steamer C.H. GREEN's tow and it appears that the latter part of the present season, which has been an unusually profitable one, is an unlucky one for the fleet in Sault River.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 10, 1887 p. 1

Steam screw MINNEAPOLIS. U.S. No. 90524..Of 1.072.22 tons gross; 949.76 tons net. Built at Marine City, Mich., in 1873. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 226.3 x 34.0 x 11.2 and of 600 nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.059722 Longitude: -83.945833
William R. McNeil
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Minneapolis, U90524, collision, 3 Nov 1887