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L. B. Johnson (Propeller), U15303, aground, 30 Apr 1907


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Painesville, May 1 - The crew of the tug L.B. JOHNSON of Cleveland, which sprung a leak while on her way from Cleveland to Ashtabula, Tuesday night escaped to shore on a raft at midnight.
      The boat sprung a leak near the mouth of the Chagrin River. She kept on her way towards Fairport, the crew bailing her out with buckets. Opposite Mentor marsh, the water gained on them and the tug was beached. Torches were burned to get aid from the life saving station at Fairport, but the lights were not seen. Capt. J.E. Wylte, aged 22 of Conneaut, was in charge. The JOHNSON will be floated as soon as she is patched up and pumped out.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      May 2, 1907 9-1


Steam screw L.B. JOHNSON. U. S. No. 15303. Of 42 tons gross. Built 1868. On May 1, 1907 the vessel stranded at Faitport, Ohio. With 4 person on board, no lives were lost.
      Loss of American Vessels
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1908


Steam screw L.B. JOHNSON. U. S. No. 15303. Of 42.57 tons gross; 21.29 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1868. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 60.8 x 15.3 x 8.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1907
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18481
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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L. B. Johnson (Propeller), U15303, aground, 30 Apr 1907