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Manchester (Propeller), U92087, collision, 18 Jun 1906


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Harbor Beach, June 17 - The stmrs. MANCHESTER and STEEL KING narrowly escaped sinking in Lake Huron this morning as a result of a collision in the fog 5 miles off Point Au Barkes. Quick work on the part of the crew of the STEEL KING in getting trapaulines over the aperture made by the bow of the MANCHESTER allowed the leaking ship to make its way into harbor here. Although the MANCHESTER was leaking at the rate of 11 inches per hour from the injury it kept close company with the STEEL KING until the harbor was reached, ready to render assistance to the crew should their ship sink.
      When the collision occurred the MANCHESTER was bound up the lake with a coal cargo, while the STEEL KING was coming down from Lake Superior with a cargo of iron ore. The MANCHESTER rammed the KING abreast of the No. 7 hatch, cutting a bad hole in the steel plating and gouging a large piece out of its own stem at the water line.
      After bringing in the STEEL KING, the MANCHESTER continued on up the lake, its own pumps having been found able to keep the water down. The STEEL KING belonged to the Gilchrist fleet and is valued at $230,000. The MANCHESTER is a older vessel, owned by the Inter-Ocean Transportation Co. of Milwaukee and is worth $70,000.
      The stmr. STEEL KING is commanded by Capt. Wm. P. Delany of Buffalo. A wire received by him last night brought the news; "I am safe."
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 18, 1906 10-7

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      MANCHESTER AND STEEL KING IN COLLISION.
Harbor Beach, June 18. - The steamers MANCHESTER and STEEL KING narrowly escaped sinking in Lake Huron yesterday morning as the result of a collision in the fog five miles off Point au Barques, Quick work on the part of the crew of the STEEL KING in getting tarpaulins over the aperture made by the bow of the MANCHESTER allowed the leaking ship to make its way into the harbor here. Although the MANCHESTER was leaking at the rate of 11 inches an hour from the injuries it kept close company with the STEEL KING until the harbor was reached, ready to render assistance to the crew should their ship sink.
When the collision occurred the MANCHESTER bound up the lake with a coal cargo, while the STEEL KING was coming down from Lake Superior with a cargo of iron ore. The MANCHESTER rammed the KING abreast of the No. 7 hatch, cutting a bad hole in the steel plating and gouging a large piece out of its own stem at the water line.
After bringing in the STEEL KING, the MANCHESTER continued on up the lake, Its pumps having been found able to keep the water down. The STEEL KING belongs to the Gilchrist fleet, and is valued at $220,000. The MANCHESTER is an older vessel, owned by the Inter-Ocean Transportation Company of Milwaukee and is worth $70.000.
Captain William F. Delany of Buffalo, who commands the STEEL KING, wired home last night that he was safe.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday June 18, 1906

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The steamer MANCHESTER which was in collision with the steamer STEEL KING in Lake Huron off Harbor Beach, the other day, has put into Milwaukee. Her bow is badly broken in and extensive repairs will be necessary.
      The Buffalo Times
      June 20, 1906

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      EXTENSIVE REPAIRS FOR STEAMER MANCHESTER.
Milwaukee, June 20. -- When the steamer MANCHESTER reached here it showed the narrow escape it had had from sinking after striking the steamer STEEL KING on Lake Huron off Harbor Beach. The steamer's bow is badly broken in and repairs will be extensive.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, June 20, 1906


Steam screw MANCHESTER. U. S. No. 92087. Of 2,132 tons gross; 1,611 tons net. Built Wyandotte, Mich., 1889. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 281.0 x 41.0 x 20.0 Passenger service. Crew of 18. Of 1,200 indicated horsepower
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906
     


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1906
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McN.W.15019
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Manchester (Propeller), U92087, collision, 18 Jun 1906