The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chicago (Propeller), collision, 30 Jul 1900

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Detroit, July 30. - A collision at Russell's Island, Opposite Algonac, early this morning, sent the schooner SAGE to the bottom, and an unknown deckhand, who was asleep in the forecastle, was drowned like a rat in a trap.
      The steamer QUEEN OF THE WEST, up bound, was towing the SAGE. Suddenly the steamer CHICAGO, bound down, and the SAGE came together. It is said that the CHICAGO's wheel chains parted.
The unknown deckhand is said to have come from Manitowoc. Ed. Hines, of Cadillac, had one arm broken. Capt. Dubeau, of Cadillac, sailed the QUEEN. Capt. Laughlin, the SAGE, and Eli Robertjohn, of Detroit, was steering the schooner at the time. The SAGE will not interfere with navigation, lying close to the channel bank. She is 203 feet long, of 805 tons net, was built at Bangor, Me., in 1875, and belongs to John Kelderhouse, of Buffalo.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      July 31, 1900

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.60837 Longitude: -82.5288
William R. McNeil
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Chicago (Propeller), collision, 30 Jul 1900