The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Australia (Propeller), U30094, sunk by collision, 15 Jun 1918

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The steamer AUSTRALIA, which was sunk in the St. Clair river in collision with the steamer B. F. JONES on June 15, completed repairs at the Cleveland yard of the American Shipbuilding Co. on Oct. 1. The steamer was out of commision more than three months.
      Marine Review
      November 1918 520-2
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      Accidents and storms on the Great Lakes in 1918 resulted in the loss of 93 lives, of which 76 passed out on Lake Superior. The important marine events follow: -
      June 15 - Steamer AUSTRALIA sank in collision with the steamer B.F. JONES off Port Huron; crew saved and boat afterward raised.
      Collingwood Bulletin
      January 23, 1919

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Barge AUSTRALIA. U. S. No. 30094. Of 3745 gross tons; 3467 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1897. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 376.0 x 48.2 x 22.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Australia (Propeller), U30094, sunk by collision, 15 Jun 1918