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Oswego (Tug), sunk by collision, 30 May 1887


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Kingsville, May 30 - Early this morning the tug OSWEGO of Detroit was
run into by a large schooner, name unknown, under full sail, below
Colchester Reef. The OSWEGO sunk in 4 minutes. All hands were saved. She
was owned by S.B. Grummond of Detroit, was valued at $10,000, and was
uninsured.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 31, 1887 6-1

(Sunk by the schr. MAY RICHARDS, see June 2, 1887 refernce.)



      Nothing has been done towards raising the tug OSWEGO, sunk in collision
with the MAY RICHARDS. The latter lost her head gear and stem and is
damaged about $1,000.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 3, 1887 6-2


      A Detroit dispatch of Saturday says: The tug OSWEGO, sunk by the barge
MAY RICHARDS off Colchester, has been raised and towed to Detroit this
afternoon.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 4, 1887 6-1


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Notes:
Reason: sunk by collision
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1887
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18551
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.933333 Longitude: -82.893055
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Oswego (Tug), sunk by collision, 30 May 1887