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Saxona (Propeller), U200036, collision, 4 Oct 1905

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Detroit, Oct. 6. - The Tomlisaon steamer SAXONA nearly knocked the bow off the schooner SOPHIA MINCH near Hurly's coal dock Wednesday night. The entire bow is smashed in below the water line, and only the cargo of lumber saved the boat from going down. The SAXONA proceeded after the collision, and is not believed to be seriously damaged.
      The BADGER STATE was coming down with the MINCH in tow, and was rounding to when the schooner was hit by the SAXONA, bound up. Temporary patches were slapped on, and the vessel left for Buffalo. Capt. James Sheahan had nearly closed a deal for selling the MINCH to H.N. Loud of Oscoda, who recently purchased the BADGER STATE.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 6, 1905

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Steam screw SAXONA. U. S. No. 200036. Of 4,716 tons gross; 3,441 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1903. Home port, Guluth, Minn. 416.0 x 50.0 x 28.0 Freight service. Crew of 23. Of 1,250 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1913

Propeller LAKETON.* Canadian Official Number, 137906. Built at Cleveland, O., U.S.A. in 1903. Of 4423 tons gross; 3248 tons reg. Home port, Toronto, Ont. Owned by Matthew Steamship Company, of Toronto, Ont. 416.0 x 50.0 x 24.0 and of 151 horse power.
      * Foreign name SAXONA, a recovered wreck.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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Saxona (Propeller), U200036, collision, 4 Oct 1905