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Marquette (Propeller), U203540, collision, 25 Jul 1916


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TWO STEAMERS CRASH; BOTH BADLY DAMAGED.
      Cleveland, July 25. - The steamer MARQUETTE and J. T. KOPP were in collision in the lower Detroit River at 11 o'clock this morning, and according to reports, the boats are badly damaged.
      Both boats were down bound and as other vessels were ahead of the MARQUETTE she was running under check for the Livingston channel when the KOPP hit her. The MARQUETTE lost her rudder and wheel and her steering engine was smashed. Her stern was shoved in pretty close to the cabin by the bow of the KOPP and her internal damage will be heavy. There is a big hole in the bow of the KOPP above the water line.
      The MARQUETTE was formerly the E. L. WALLACE, is owned by the Cleveland Cliffs iron company. The KOPP is owned by the American Steamship company of Buffalo, Boland & Cornelius managers.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 26, 1916



      TAKEN TO ECORSE SHIPYARD.
      The steamer MARQUETTE, which was damaged badly in collision with the J. T. KOPP in the Detroit River, was taken to the Ecorse shipyard for temporary repairs. Her stern was so badly damaged that it was necessary to place a patch over it to make her seaworthy for a trip to Cleveland.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 28, 1916


Steam screw MARQUETTE.* U. S. No. 203540. Of 4,956 tons gross; 3,678 tons net. Built Ecorse, Mich., 1906. Home port, Marquette, Mich. 420.0 x 52.2 x 29.0 Freight service. Steel built. Crew of 26. Of 1,000 indicated horsepower.
      * Formerly steam screw E.L. WALLACE
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1917
     


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1916
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18246
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Marquette (Propeller), U203540, collision, 25 Jul 1916