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C. Tower (Propeller), U126358, gale damage, 24 Nov 1905


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Houghton, Nov. 25. - The steamer C. TOWER, Jr., reached shelter at Lily Pond from the northwest gale on Lake Superior last night with no time to spare. A few miles further and the steamer would have foundered without a doubt. When the steamer came to stop in the friendly protection of the place of refuge it was found that the bulwarks on the starboard side had been swept away, the forward upper deck was broken in by the seas, the after cabin smashed, deck seams along the starboard side were open and steam pipes were broken. There was three feet of water in the hold.
      The TOWER was bound down Lake Superior with a cargo of iron ore when struck by the gale. Her course was at once set for the Lily Pond and this she succeeded in making just in the nick of time. Temporary repairs will be made before the TOWERS resumes her voyage.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 25, 1905

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Steam screw CHARLEMAGNE TOWER, Jr. U. S. No. 126358. Of 1,825.45 tons gross; 1,543.82 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1886. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 255.8 x 40.0 x 21.3 Of 1,000 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1890


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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1905
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17049
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00011 Longitude: -76.98274
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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C. Tower (Propeller), U126358, gale damage, 24 Nov 1905