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Pioneer (Dredge), sunk, 28 May 1900


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SAND SUCKER SANK
      PIONEER WENT TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER AND ALL HANDS WITH IT.
The sand sucker PIONEER went to the bottom of the river yesterday forenoon. She was taking on a cargo of sand from the Carroliton bar at the time, and sank without very much warning. Half a dozen men or more who were working on the boat at the time went down with her, but the water was not deep enough to submerge them over their heads. The worse damage to them, therefore, was a rather cold bath, which they could not escape. All but about 150 bushels of sand had been taken on when the mishap occurred. The exact cause of the accident was not known last night. Christian Schlatterer is the owner of the sand sucker, and this is the third recent stroke of bad luck he has had. A steam barge owned by him went ashore on Saginaw Bay not long ago, and this spring an expensive pipe was stolen from the PIONEER. The sinking of the sand sucker will entail a loss of several hundred dollars.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      May 29, 1900

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Newspaper
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Notes:
Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: sand
Remarks: ?
Date of Original:
1900
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18908
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.45947 Longitude: -83.9172
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Pioneer (Dredge), sunk, 28 May 1900