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Samson (Tug), sunk by ice, 29 Nov 1880


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Cleveland, Nov. 26 - A telegram from Pt. au Pelee states that the ice has cut a hole in the tug SAMPSON and she sunk Monday in McCormick's Bay. The tug was on her way down here. She will probably be abanodoned. She rates A2, and is valued at $15,000, with an insurance valued of about $10,000. Her owners are Capt. C.E. Benham and Mr. Luce of Ashtabula.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 29, 1880 1-9

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Cleveland, Nov. 26 - Capt. Benham telegraphs from Pt. au Pelee Island that the tug SAMSON had a hole made in her by the ice and sunk Monday in McCormick's Bay. The crew are all safe. Abandonment will probably follow.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 29, 1880

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An effort is to be made to raise the tug SAMSON, Captain's Benham's boat, which was cut through by the ice and went down off Point au Pelee last fall.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, March 16, 1881

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Sandusky, April 13. -- The tug SAMSON, of Cleveland, which was released from Point au Pelee last Monday by the steamer AMERICAN EAGLE, is lying at Kelley's Island. She will be able to reach Cleveland without assistance. She will leave the Island just as soon as the lake is open east of Avon Point.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, April 14, 1881


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Reason: sunk by ice
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1880
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19594
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Samson (Tug), sunk by ice, 29 Nov 1880