The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
F. L. Robbins (Propeller), sunk by collision, 1 Aug 1905

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The new freighter FRANCIS L. ROBBINS was sunk in Lake Erie 2 miles below Bois Blanc Island this week as a result of a collision with a dredge scow. It was a choice of a collision with a schooner or a scow and the steamer chose the scow. The ROBBINS lies in 22 ft. of water just outside the channel. As soon as she is lightered she will be taken to Cleveland for repairs.
      The Marine Review
      August 31, 1905 25-2

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      The steamer F.L. ROBBINS, which sank 20o feet west of the channel just below Bois Blanc Island, in collision with a mud scow, was lightered of 250 tons of ore yesterday and taken to Detroit where workmen put a wooden patch over the hole in her bow, Capt. Cyrul Sinclair of Detroit, is aboard the ROBBINS representing the underwriters.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 1, 1905

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Raised
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William R. McNeil
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F. L. Robbins (Propeller), sunk by collision, 1 Aug 1905