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City of Owen Sound (Propeller), C71181, collision, 9 Oct 1875

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The new stm. CITY OF OWEN SOUND was badly damaged by collision at Chicago Thursday. The large bark EMMA C. HUTCHINSON, while being towed up the river, collided with the steamer, which was going to the Air-Line Elevator, near the lumber market. The OWEN SOUND lost her mainmast and her pilot house was badly broken up. The bark received but little damage.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 9, 1875 3-6

      CITY OF OWNED SOUND. official Canadian Number, 71181. Built at Owen Sound in 1875, rebuilt 1888 and again rebuilt in 1896 and renamed at Kingston as SATURN. Of 72 x 31 x 13, of 883 tons in 1896. DISPOSITION. -- Sank near Southampton, Ont., on Sept. 17, 1901.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Seamships
      Inland & Coastal. 1809 to 1930
Stean screw SATURN. * Official Canadian No. 71181. Of 731.77 tons gross; 497.61 tons reg. Built at Owen Sound, Ont., in 1875 by John Simpson. Owned by Collins Bay Rafting Co. 172.0 x 31.0 x 13.0 Engine by Oill & Co. of St. Catharines, Ont. dia 30", stroke 36" and 30 horse power.
      * Former name CITY OF OWEN SOUND. [Name changed Feb. 14, 1896]
      Port of Toronto Shipping Register
      National Archives, Ottawa. R G. 12 A 1, Vol. 453

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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City of Owen Sound (Propeller), C71181, collision, 9 Oct 1875