Briton (Propeller), U3493, collision, 2 Jun 1892
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SUNK IN DETROIT RIVER.
The Steamer BRITAIN and PROGRESS in Collision Early This Morning.
Detroit, June 2. - Two steamers collided at the mouth of the Detroit River this morning. One sank in 30 feet of water.
The steamers BRITAIN and PROGRESS, both of Cleveland, collided at the mouth of Detroit River, between Grassy and Fighting Islands at 12:25 this morning. The PROGRESS sank immediately, but the BRITAIN, which was completely uninjured, returned to this city. All the crew of the sunken steamer were taken off in safety, but there were many narrow escapes. The steamer BRITAIN, owned by the Menominee Transit Company, was bound down with a cargo of ore, while the PROGRESS, owned by the Schieslinger Syndicate, was bound up loaded with coal.
Thursday, June 2, 1892
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Cleveland, June 3. - Steamer BRITON, which sank the PROGRESS in Detroit River yesterday is here. She is in very bad shape and repairs will be very costly.
Friday, June 3, 1892
Steam screw BRITON. U. S. No. 3493. Of 2,348.43 tons gross; 1,875.23 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1891. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 296.2 x 40.4 x 21.1
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1895
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Michigan, United States
- William R. McNeil
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