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Ollie (Steam yacht), U155156, sunk by collision, 21 Sep 1893


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WENT TO THE BOTTOM IN TWO MINUTES.
Chicago, Sept. 22.- Two large steam yachts, the OLLIE and the VOLANTA, collided in the harbor yesterday afternoon. The OLLIE went to the bottom in two minutes after the collision. The VOLANTA picked up the passengers and crew, nine persons in all.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, September 22, 1893 p.1, c.8


The City of Evanston, although located on the shores of Lake Michigan, has for the first time an enrolled vessel claiming it for a port of hail. The steam yacht OLLIE was yesterday transferred at the Custom-House from J.H. Jackson to C.W. Hawthorne of Evanston. The consideration was $900. This yacht, which is to claim the peaceful town of Evanston for its home port, has had rather an exciting life on the lakes. The OLLIE was brought up from salt water in 1893, and was sunk by collision with the steam yacht VOLANTA, off the foot of Randolph Street. It was raised and finally purchased by George Warrington, who sailed it for several years.
      Evening Wisconsin
      April 21, 1897 . . . . .


Steam yacht OLLIE. U. S. No. 155156. Of 14.43 gross tons; 10.88 tons net. Built New York, N.Y., 1887. Home port, New York, N.Y. 51.4 x 8.9 x 3.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1893
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17386
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Ollie (Steam yacht), U155156, sunk by collision, 21 Sep 1893