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David W. Rust (Propeller), aground, 13 Jul 1880


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COLLISION IN LAKE HURON
      THE STEAMER "CITY OF ST. CATHARINES" GOES DOWN IN 15 MINUTES
      ALL THE PASSENGERS AND CREW SAVED.
      Sarnia, July 12th.
This morning about half past three o'clock, the steamer CITY OF St. CATHARINES, Capt. McNaugh, collided with the American steam barge GEORGE A. MARSH, off White Rock Point, about 42 miles from here. The CITY OF St. CATHARINES was struck near the bow, and went to the bottom inside of 15 minutes. She had a cargo of general merchandise and five horses bound for Chicago, all of which were lost. The crew and passengers, numbering fifty, were saved, and brought here this evening about 5 o'clock by the tug DAVID W. RUST, which was fortunately, close by at the time of the collision with two schooners in tow.
      The upper works of the St. CATHARINES floated away from the hull, and the passengers effects were taken off the former by a boat from the RUST. The MARSH was so badly damaged that she had to be towed back to Port Huron by the tug RUST, and she now lies there waiting to be docked. The St. CATHARINES whistled once, the MARSH answered with two whistles, but it was then too late to change the course. It is stated that the whistle signals were not given in sufficient time, and gross carelessness in some quarters is charged. Who is to blame will doubtless be made apparent on investigation.
      The CITY OF St. CATHARINES was owned by Mr. St. John of St. Catharines, and was insured. The RUST has since run aground in the river opposite here.
      Parry Sound North Star
      July 16, 1880

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1880
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15753
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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David W. Rust (Propeller), aground, 13 Jul 1880