The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Thomas Maytham (Tug), sunk, 20 May 1890

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The tug TOM MAYTHAM, which sank near Cleveland Saturday, was located yesterday. She will probably be raised today.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 19, 1890
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A wrecking party went out to the sunken tug TOM MAYTHAM yesterday, and a diver fastened a chain around her. He was compelled to come to the surface on account of the heavy seas and nothing more could be done. No attempt will be made to raise the tug while she is in her present condition. One end will be raised and she will be towed inside the breakwater and then brought to the surface by means of a scow. Capt. Collier thinks that she will be up inside a week.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      May 20, 1890 2-2

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      The tug TOM MAYTHAM was raised at Cleveland yesterday. Slightly injured.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 23, 1890

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Thomas Maytham (Tug), sunk, 20 May 1890