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Aloha (Schooner), U106542, collision, 18 May 1892

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Sault Ste. Marie. May 18. - Schooners JOSEPHINE and ALOHA collide at Lake George Flats this morning and the JOSEPHINE went to the bottom. The collision occurred very nearly where SUSAN E. PECK sank last season, completely blocking Lake Superior navigation for a week. The channer is nearly blocked and vessels must use extreme caution in passing the wreck. This is her first collision in Soo River this season.
      The schooner JOSEPHINE, which is reported sunk today in the Soo River is an old vessel, built in 1857 and owned by Toledo parties. She registers 280 tons, and is valued at about $4,000 and rates B 1, Plus.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, May 18, 1892

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Schooner ALOHA. U. S. No. 106542. Of 521 tons gross; 500 tons net. Built Mount Clemens, Mich., 1888. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 173.0 x 32.4 x 12.0 Crew of 6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911

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Reason: collision
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.45002 Longitude: -84.13336
William R. McNeil
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Aloha (Schooner), U106542, collision, 18 May 1892