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Jacob T. Kopp (Propeller), U204815, 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


     
Steam screw JACOB T. KOPP. U. S. No. 204815. Of 6,035 tons gross; 4,530 tons net. Built at Ecorse, Mich., in 1907. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 480.0 x 54.2 x 31.2 Freight service. Crew of 22. Of 1,600 indicated horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1909 [steam vessels]
     


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1916
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18247
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Jacob T. Kopp (Propeller), U204815, collision, 25 Jul 1916