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Charles B. Hill (Propeller), U6961, mutiny & leak, 22 Sep 1906

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Government inspection was given the seamer CHARLES B. HILL at the Ecorse shipyard, and the vessel is expected to leave tonight to go into the package freight trade between Buffalo and the head of the lakes. The boat is in command of Capt. Coleman.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 19, 1906 10-2

Fireman are causing an unusual amount of trouble this season. The stm. CHARLES B. HILL, foremrly the Anchor Liner DELAWARE, sprang a leak in Lake Erie Sunday night, and the firemen refused to work further on her, claiming she was unseaworthy. The HILL was forced to stop at Detroit. Capt. Coleman said that the boat was leaking slightly but was in no danger and that none of the crew except the firemen complained.
      The Marine Record
      September 27, 1906, 22-3

Steam screw CHARLES B. HILL. U. S. No. 6961. Of 1,731 tons gross. Built 1878. On November 22, 1906 vessel stranded near Fairport, Ohio, with 21 persons on board. No lives lost.
      Loss of American Vessels Reported During Fiscal Year, 1907

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Reason: mutiny & leak
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Charles B. Hill (Propeller), U6961, mutiny & leak, 22 Sep 1906