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Rocket (Propeller), U111345, sunk, 12 Apr 1905

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Lorain, Ohio, April 13. -- The tug ROCKET sank yesterday outside the breakwater at Cleveland. None of the crew were injured.
      Buffalo Evening News
      April 13, 1905

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      An effort will be made to raise the tug ROCKET sunk off Lorain harbor. A diver from Cleveland examined the boat and found that she is lying on her port side in the sand near the breakwater crib.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 19, 1905 8-3

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An attempt will soon be made to raise the tug ROCKET, which sank off Lorain Harbor. She is in the sand, near the breakwater cribs.
      Buffalo Evening News
      April 17, 1905
Steam screw ROCKET. U. S. No. 111354. Of 39 tons gross; 27 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1901. Home port, Erie, Pa. 62.4 x 15.0 x 7.0 Fish service. Steel built. Of 10 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Rocket (Propeller), U111345, sunk, 12 Apr 1905