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William Chisholm (Propeller), sunk by collision, 14 Aug 1896


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LAKE BOATS SUNK.
      Lehigh Valley Company's OCEANICA and the Propeller CHISHOLM
      Collide in Lake St. Clair and Both go to the Bottom.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 15. - Late last night that steamer OCEANICA of the Lehigh Valley Transportation Company's fleet collided with the propeller WILLIAM CHISHOLM in the new channel in Lake St. Clair and both were sunk.
The OCEANICA was bound up, loaded with coal from Buffalo to Chicago. The CHISHOLM was loaded with iron ore and was bound from Marquette to Ohio ports. None of the crews was drowned, the men taking to the rigging until help arrived. The OCEANICA was valued at $80,000, the CHISHOLM at $125,000.
The boats lie in 17 feet of water. It is thought that the accident was caused by a confusion of signal lights.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, August 15, 1896





      Detroit, August 15. - The steel steamer WILLIAM CHISHOLM and the steamer OCEANICA collided last night in Lake St. Clair and both vessels went to the bottom. No lives were lost.
      Chicago Inter-Ocean
      August 16, 1896



Arrangements have been made for the raising of the of the steamer WILLIAM CHISHOLM sunk last Friday night in Lake St. Clair in collision witj the propeller OCEANICA, also sunk.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, August 17, 1896
     


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1896
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19647
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.400277 Longitude: -82.624166
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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William Chisholm (Propeller), sunk by collision, 14 Aug 1896