The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. S. Curry (Propeller), U116558, collision, 21 Jun 1900

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Detroit, June 22. - Just off Bar Point light about 8 o'clock yesterday morning the steamer W.H. GILBERT, bound up light, and the loaded steamer S.S. CURRY, bound down, came together, smashing a large hole in the GILBERT's port bow, extending from her main deck almost to the water line. Her captain, who was on watch, says he took the usual precautions in rounding the Point, and the explanation of the cause of the accident was not learned. The GILBERT was brought back to the Wyandotte yard of the Detroit Shipbuilding Company for repairs. The CURRY continued on to Lorain. Her repair bill will reach $3,000.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      June 23, 1900

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Steam screw S.S. CURRY. U. S. No. 116558. Of 3,260 tons gross; 2,608 tons net. Built West Bay City, 1893. Home port, Cleveland, O. 360.0 x 45.0 x 20.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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S. S. Curry (Propeller), U116558, collision, 21 Jun 1900