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R. P. Fitzgerald (Propeller), collision, 3 Oct 1918


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      The barge GRAMPION, in tow of the tug HOWARD, took a sheer while entering the St. Clair river from Lake Huron on Oct. 3 and parted her tow line, colliding with the steamer R. P. FITZGERALD at the dock of the Northern Navigation Co. The FITZGERALD was damaged so seriously that she sank in 22 feet of water directly in front of the coal dock. Capt. T. Eming, owner of the FITZGERALD, considers her a total loss and will doubtless abandon her right where she now lies. The bow of the GRAMPION, which was slightly damaged, was patched temporarily and she proceeded down the river with her cargo of lumber.
      Marine Review
      November 1918 520-2

NOTE:- The steamer R.P. FITZGERALD is still listed in the 1919 & 1920 Merchant Vessel List of the U. S. A.


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1918
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19906
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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R. P. Fitzgerald (Propeller), collision, 3 Oct 1918