John Duncan (Propeller), U76960, collision, 8 Jun 1906
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The coal steamer JOHN DUNCAN, her bow stove in as the result of a collision with the Anchor liner, LEHIGH, struggled into Northport yesterday and sank in shallow water. The collision occurred off Cathead Point, at the entrance of Grand Traverse Bay, about 2:30 o'clock yesterday morning. The LEHIGH has not been seen since the collision and the extent of her injuries are not known. A later dispatch from Mackinaw City tells of the LEHIGH having passed that port apparently little the worse from the accident.
The Buffalo Times
June 9, 1906
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STEAMER DUNCAN SINKS IN SHALLOW WATER.
Northport, June 9. - With her bow stove in as a result of a collision with the liner LEHIGH, the coal-laden steamer JOHN DUNCAN just managed to struggle into port yesterday and sank in shallow waster. The two boats came together in the heavy fog at 2:30 o'clock yesterday morning off Cathead Point, at the entrance to Grand Traverse Bay.
The Duncan sank near shore in 26 feet of water, but later slid off the bank into deep water, where she now lies with only the pilot house showing. This is the second collision which the DUNCAN has suffered in less than three weeks. On May 23 she was struck by the steamer WISCONSIN at Amherstburg, at the mouth of the Detroit River, and sank at Bois Blanc Island
Buffalo Evening News
Saturday, June 9, 1906
Steam screw JOHN DUNCAN. U. S. No. 76960. Of 1,267 tons gross; 997 tons net. Built Greenbay, Wis., 1891. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 225.2 x 37.8 x 16.7 Lake freight service. Crew of 15. of 800 indicated horsepower.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902
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- William R. McNeil
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