The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Grampian (Barge), collision, 3 Oct 1918

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      The barge GRAMPION, in tow of the tug HOWARD, took a sheer while entering the St. Cliar 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

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Grampian (Barge), collision, 3 Oct 1918