The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Emma E. Thompson (Propeller), U135168, sunk, 18 Aug 1886

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Grand Haven, Aug. 18. -- This morning at 1 o'clock the propeller EMMA E. THOMPSON was towed into this port by the propeller ANNIE LAURIE in a waterlogged condition, and after making fast to the south pier she sank to the bottom of the river in sixteen feet of water. The THOMPSON left Muskegon for Chicago last night at 3 a. m. Two hours later it was discovered that she had two feet of water in her hold and making a foot an hour with pumps working. She signalled the ANNIE LAURIE, which towed her in. She was loaded with green henlock, very heavy, and this strained her seams. The lumber was removed from her deck today. She is owned in Chicago by A. Cobb and commanded by W.G. Phelps.
      Detroit Tribune
      August 19, 1886
Steam screw EMMA E. THOMPSON. U. S. No. 135168. Of 260.62 tons gross; 176.23 tons net. Built Saginaw City, Mich., 1875. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 126.1 x 25.0 x 9.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886
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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.06307 Longitude: -86.22839
William R. McNeil
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Emma E. Thompson (Propeller), U135168, sunk, 18 Aug 1886