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Ellen Williams (Schooner), U7308, sunk, 13 May 1906


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Detroit, Mich., May 14. - The schooner ELLEN WILLIAMS, loaded with lumber and ties for Tonawanda, struck an obstruction in the Lower Detroit River yesterday and sank soon after in Callum's Bay on the Canadian side, where she was towed. She lies in 15 feet of water. Several vessels have reported striking something off the foot of Bois Blanc Island, but yesterday's accident is the first one to result in serious damage. The passenger steamer CITY OF DETROIT was one of those which found the obstruction.
      The Buffalo Times
      May 14, 1906

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      SCHOONER STRIKES IN DETROIT RIVER.
Detroit, May 14. - Schooner ELLEN WILLIAMS, bound down in tow of the tug MINER, struck an obstruction in the river near the lower end at the Bois Blanc Island yesterday morning, and in a short time sunk in 16 feet at water on the Canadian side of the river. The schooner was loaded with lumber and cedar ties for Tonawanda. She struck in about the same place as the steamers CITY OF DETROIT and CITY OF CLEVELAND did last week in the channel, and to westward of the ranges.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, May 14, 1906


Schooner ELLEN WILLIAMS. U. S. No. 7308. Of 292.38 tons gross. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
     
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Date of Original:
1906
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17104
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Ellen Williams (Schooner), U7308, sunk, 13 May 1906