The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Thomas Wilson (Propeller), U145616, aground, 1 Oct 1897

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      St. Clair, Oct. 8 - The whaleback stm. THOMAS WILSON which went aground here opposite the Star-line dock, yesterday morning , and which nearly collided with 2 barges was released after much trouble at 8:00 this morning. So far as can be learned, little if any damage was sustained by the WILSON.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      October 9, 1897 3-2

      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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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.82087 Longitude: -82.48602
William R. McNeil
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Thomas Wilson (Propeller), U145616, aground, 1 Oct 1897