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Robert Holland (Propeller), sunk, 25 Jun 1906


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Duluth, June 25 - There was a quick scramble on the part of the crew of the steamer ROBERT HOLLAND when she suddenly careened and sank in 20 ft. of water this afternoon. All escaped without injury. The accident was one of the oddest that ever happened to a lake boat.
The HOLLAND was coming down the bay when the deckload of lumber shifted without any visible cause. The loss of cargo on one side caused the steamer immediately to list in the other direction so badly that water poured into the hold through the hatches causing it quickly to fill and sink.
Capt. Lennon attributed the accident to the fact that there was little coal in the bunkers, and the deckload made the craft top-heavy. Pumps are now at work on the steamer, and the cargo is being lightered. It will probably be raised in a few hours.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 26, 1906 9-3

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      CREW JUST ESCAPED FROM STEAMER HOLLAND.
Duluth, June 26. - There was a quick scramble on the part of the crew of the steamer ROBERT HOLLAND when that steamer suddenly careened and sank in twenty feet of water yesterday, but all escaped injury. The accident was one of the oddest that ever happened to a Lake boat. The HOLLAND was coming down the bay when the deck load of timber shifted without any visible cause. The loss of cargo on one side caused the steamer to immediately list in the other direction so badly that water poured into the hold through the hatches, causing it to quickly f il1 and sink. Captain Lennon attributed the accident to the fact that there was little coal in the bunkers and the deck-load made the craft top-heavy. Pumps are now at work on the steamer and the cargo is being lightered. It will probably be raised in a few hours.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, June 26, 1906
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Duluth, June 23 - The stmr. ROBERT HOLLAND, which sank in Duluth harbor through a listing of its deckload of lumber, was raised today. It will soon resume its passage to Buffalo.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 29, 1906 9-4

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The steamer ROBERT HOLLAND, which sank in Duluth harbor through the listing of its deck load of lumber, was raised yesterday. The work was not difficult, and the boat is not damaged. It will soon resume its voyage to Lake Erie.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, June 29, 1906



Capt. J.T. Lannon's licence revoked. -- Duluth, July 3. -- The last visit of Capt. J.T. Lannon of the steamer ROBERT HOLLAND was an unlucky one for him, The final result being a revocation of his license for failure to report the foundering of his boat in the harbor several days ago. Upon his arrival here Capt Lannon complained of recklessness on the part of the operator of the car on the aerial bridge. This charge was disproved by a great many witnesses at a hearing.
Then followed the sinking of his boat in the harbor by the shifting of his deckload and now comes the revocation of his license by Inspectors Managham and Chalk for failure to officially report the accident. The penelty takes effect as soon as the HOLLAND reaches its destination on the lower lakes.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 3, 1906
     
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1906
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15031
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Minnesota, United States
    Latitude: 46.78327 Longitude: -92.10658
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Robert Holland (Propeller), sunk, 25 Jun 1906