Elphanstone (Propeller), sunk by collision, 4 Jul 1877
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GONE DOWN AT SEA.
Two Large Ocean Steamships Collide And Sink - Crews saved.
Montreal, July 5. - The steamships ELPHINSTONE and RIDEWATER met in collision at Point au Tremble, below this city yesterday, and both sunk. The former bound inward with iron, and the latter bound outward with corn. Both were large ocean steamers, and will be a total loss. Crews saved.
The ELPHANSTONE was on the north side of the river and at a point where the channel narrows. The REDWATER, at this time, coming down under a full head of steam, struck the ELPHABSTONE amid-ships. As soon as the vessels could be separated, an attempt was made to run the ELPHANSTONE into Montreal harbor, but before reaching it she filled and sank. The REDWATER sank where the collision occurred..
July 6, 1877
NOTE - The spelling discrepancies in both vessels names, are from the newspaper
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- William R. McNeil
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