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Peerless (Propeller), U20470, sunk by collision, 1 Sep 1899

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The stmr. PEERLESS which was sunk at Duluth by the barge A. STEWART, has been raised.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      September 13, 1899

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      The suit which arose over the collision between the steamer PEERLESS of the Lake Superior Line and the schooner STEWART, in which the PEERLESS was sunk in Duluth harbor, was decided Friday by Judge Lochran in the United States court at Minneapolis. The suit was brought by the owners of the PEERLESS to recover $22,000 damages from the tugs MYSTIC, BUFFALO and INDUSTRY. At the time of the collision the MYSTIC had a raft in tow. The BUFFALO had the schooner and the INDUSTRY was in charge of the PEERLESS. Judge Lochran's decision released the MYSTIC from liability and holds the BUFFALO and INDUSTRY. Both tugs belong to the Great Lakes Towing Co.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      May 27, 1900

Steam screw PEERLESS. U. S. No. 20470. Of 1199 gross tons; 912 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio 1872. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 211.0 x 39.9 x 12.5
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1899

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  • Minnesota, United States
    Latitude: 46.78327 Longitude: -92.10658
William R. McNeil
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Peerless (Propeller), U20470, sunk by collision, 1 Sep 1899