The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
L. C. Waldo (Propeller), U141421, collision, 8 May 1901

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      Detroit Mich., May 8. -The first collision incident to the rush of vessel after the receipts of news of the lifting of the ice blockade took place at 5 o'clock this morning when the swift current swung the sterns of the steamers L.C. WALDO and CITY OF BANGOR together as they hurried out of the cut. The crash was heard for alone distance. Both steamers are reported aground at the lower end of the canal and are liable to block the channel. The wrecker SAGINAW was sent to their assistance

      Chicago, Ill., May 8. - Capt C. H. Sinclair :telegraphs from Detroit. that the L.C. WALDO, CITY OF BANGOR and JOHN DUNCAN, which are aground, do not block the channel The steamers will float float soon as the water raises.
      Milwaukee Scrapbook
      May 8, 1901

L.C. WALOO,* Built March 7, 1896 Bulk Propeller -Steel
U. S. No. 141421 4244 gt-3290 nt 387.3' x 48' x 23.8'
Lengthened 84' in 1905.
* Renamed (b) RIVERTON - Can -1915 (C 137898)
      (c) MOHAWK DEER - Can -1944
While under tow for scrapping at Spezia, Italy, broke tow line on night of November 6/7,1967, and stranded at Portofino, Italy. in Gulf of Genoa.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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L. C. Waldo (Propeller), U141421, collision, 8 May 1901