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Harvard (Propeller), U96507, collision, 14 Jul 1901

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Amherstburg, July 14 - The schr. MYRON BUTMAN, in tow of the stmr. BALDWIN,
was struck by an unknown steamer at Bar Point, and sunk shortly afterwards in 2 ft. of water. The BUTMAN was bound down with a cargoof lumber. The steamer struck her forward, inflicting serious damage. The lumber held the boat up so that she sank slowly, and the crew were able to escape.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 15, 1901 2-5

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      Toledo, July 15 - It was the steamer HARVARD of the Steel Trust fleet which cut down the schr. MYRON BUTMAN at Bar Point. The BUTMAN has been raised and arrived here today in tow of the stmr. BALDWIN. Her bow is nearly cut off.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 16, 1901 2-3

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      One of the worst wrecks which has entered this harbor in a long time was that of the lumber barge MYRON H. BUTMAN, which was towed up the harbor by the steamer BALDWIN yesterday. The BALDWIN has as consorts the barges BUTMAN and
CARPENTER. In the Detroit River several days ago the BUTMAN was run down, it is
claimed by the HARVARD of the Steel Trust fleet. The BUTMAN was struck full in the bow, which was badly demolished. Her lumber cargo alone served to keep her afloat. The BALDWIN succeeded in getting her down the lake, reaching the breakwater on Thursday, and yesterday she was towed to the drydock where she now lies waterlogged. She will be pumped out and put in dock, probably without taking off her cargo.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 27, 1901 2-3

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The barge MYRON BUTMAN, which has been in drydock several days being patched up temporarily, was floated out yesterday and will be taken to Tonawanda today for the purpose of discharging her lumber cargo. After this is done a survey of the damage sustained in her collision with the HARVARD will be made.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 30, 1901 2-4

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Steam screw HARVARD. U. S. No. 96507. Of 5,054 tons gross; 4,061 tons net. Built Wyandotte, Mich., 1900. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 461.0 x 50.2 x 29.5
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900

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    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Harvard (Propeller), U96507, collision, 14 Jul 1901