The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William R. Linn (Propeller), U81597, sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1918

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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: -
      November 1 - Steamer W.R. LINN was sunk above Port Huron by the Canadian steamer AMERICA; crew saved and boat afterward raised.
      Collingwood Bulletin
      January 23, 1919

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Steam screw WILLIAM R. LINN. U. S. No. 81597. Of 4328 gross tons; 3196 tons net. Bult Chicago, Ill., 1898. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 400.0 x 48.3 x 23.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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William R. Linn (Propeller), U81597, sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1918