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Olga (Schooner), U115141, sunk by collision, 1 May 1905

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It will require another day for the divers to place a patch on the schooner OLGA, sunk at Sarnia by the SAUNDERS and CLARION. Attorneys of the Anchor Line and the Gilchrist were at Sarnia Thursday taking testimony of witnesses to the accident.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 27, 1905

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Owing to the position of the barge OLGA, which was rammed in St. Clair River recently by the steamer SAUNDERS and CLARION, it will be several days before she will be unloaded, on which work men are now engaged, and after which the OLGA will be taken to Buffalo.
      Buffalo Evening News
      June 6, 1905
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North Tonawanda, June 13 - The Schr. OLGA which was crushed between two large freighters on the St. Clair River a fortnight ago, was towed up the river from Gratwick this afternoon and put in Meyer's slip. The owners of the vessels which damaged the OLGA have, it is said, agreed to rebuild the vessel and pay for lost time. James Brown and W. Alarie have entered bids for the rebuilding work. The work will be let next week.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 14, 1905 8-1
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      The schooner OLGA, Capt. Edward Prill, will be brought to Buffalo for repairs of damage sustained in collision in the St. Clair River.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 22, 1905

      Schooner OLGA.* U. S. No. 115141. Of 593 tons gross; 536 tons net. Built Gibralter, Mich., 1873. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 178.4 x 33.3 x 12.6 Crew of 7.
      * Formerly schooner SANDUSKY.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.983611 Longitude: -82.411944
William R. McNeil
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Olga (Schooner), U115141, sunk by collision, 1 May 1905