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Thomas Wilson (Propeller), U145616, sunk by collision, 7 Jun 1902

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Duluth, June 7. -- In a collision with the steamer GEORGE G. HADLEY outside Duluth harbor this morning the whaleback steamer THOMAS WILSON was lost with 9 of her crew. -- part only (poor copy)
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      June 8, 1902
The CHARLES BRADLEY sunk the whaleback THOMAS WILSON at Duluth on Saturday.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, June 9, 1902

      THOMAS WILSON. Built April 30, 1892 Whaleback Bulk Propeller - Steel
U. S. No. 145616. 1713 gt - 1318 nt 308.0 x 38.0 x 24.0
Sunk in collision with steamer GEORGE G. HADLY, June 7, 1902, 1 miles south of Duluth, Minn., piers; 9 lives lost.
      American Barge Co., Superior, Master Shipbuilding List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.
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      Capt. M.J. Cameron of the propeller THOMAS WILSON, which sank in the Duluth Harbor two months ago, is again eligible for a command. His suspension ended yesterday.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 15, 1902

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      A telephone and electric lights will be used in getting cables under the stem of the sunken steamer THOMAS WILSON on the bottom of lake Superior.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 13, 1902
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      Owners of the steamer THOMAS WILSON, which was sunk off Duluth by the HADLEY have filed their answer to the petition of W.P. Rend, owner of the HADLEY. It is claimed the HADLEY was entirely at fault.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 6, 1902

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: 9
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Minnesota, United States
    Latitude: 46.78327 Longitude: -92.10658
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Thomas Wilson (Propeller), U145616, sunk by collision, 7 Jun 1902