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Scout (Propeller), C112396, explosion, 1 Apr 1905

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Kingston, April 23 - The contract for raising the government stm. SCOUT has been let to the Donnelly Bros. Wrecking Co. The SCOUT was sunk last week by explosion of gas, which killed 4 of her crew. The stm. PIERREPOINT has been chartered to take the place of the SCOUT.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 24, 1905 3-1

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      Contracts have been let for the raising of the steamer SCOUT, which was sunk at Kingston about two weeks ago, and the work will be taken up at once. The SCOUT was sunk by an explosion of gas in her hold, which killed four of her crew.
      Buffalo Evening News
      April 25, 1905
      Kingston, Oct. 6. -- The Dominion Government is likely to allow $12,000 to the widow of Capt. Coillard, who was killed by the explosion of the government steamer SCOUT last April.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 6, 1905
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SCOUT, (Can. 112396) Home port, Ottawa. Built 1900 at Cardinal, Ont. 103.6 x 25.6 x 9.2 of 176 gross tons, 70 register tons. 12 horse power screw. Owned by Minister of Marine & Fisheries, Ottawa, Ont.
      Government of Canada
      List of vessels, 1905

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Reason: explosion
Lives: 4
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
William R. McNeil
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Scout (Propeller), C112396, explosion, 1 Apr 1905