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Montana (Propeller), U90501, collision & aground, 17 Aug 1895


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RAN ONTO THE BRITANNIC
      Propeller MONTANA Strikes The Detroit River Wreck -- Hold Full Of Water.
Amherstburg, Ont. Aug. 17. - The big propeller MONTANA, owned by the Western Transportation Company, and bound down with a cargo of flour for Buffalo, ran afoul of the sunken steamer BRITANNIC, lying in the Detroit River near Ballard's Reef, early this morning.
      The MONTANA was injured so badly she was run aground on the Island, where she lies with her hold full of water.
      It is claimed that there were no lights on the BRITANNIC wreck.
      Buffalo Sunday Morning News
      Sunday, August 18, 1895


Steam screw MONTANA. U. S. No. 90501. Of 1,212 tons gross; 952 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1872. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 236.3 x 36.5 x 13.0 Crew of 22. Freight service. Of 500 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911
     


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Reason: collision & aground
Lives: nil
Freight: flour
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1895
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19667
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.21421 Longitude: -83.14992
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Montana (Propeller), U90501, collision & aground, 17 Aug 1895