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Redwater (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..
      Cleveland Herald
      July 6, 1877


NOTE - The spelling discrepancies in both vessels names, are from the newspaper


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Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: ?
Date of Original:
1877
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.18333
Language of Item:
English
  • Quebec, Canada
    Latitude: 45.50884 Longitude: -73.58781
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Redwater (Propeller), sunk by collision, 4 Jul 1877