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Tampa (Propeller), U145555, collision, 18 Jul 1911

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The wooden freighter TAMPA, owned by Henry Wineman, Jr. of Detroit, was rammed by the freighter JOHN W. GATES at the dock of the Ontario Asphalt Company above Walkerville, Mich., yesterday. The entire crew got off the boat safely. The collision is said to have been due to defective steering gear on the GATES. She was not damaged and after a brief delay, proceeded on her course. The TAMPA has traded in and out of this port for many years and made her winter quarters here for several seasons.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, July 19, 1911

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      Masters of vessels navigating the Great Lakes are requested to check their speed while passing the wreck of the steamer TAMPA, near Belle Isle Park in the Detroit River.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, July 29, 1911 12 - 7

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TAMPA Built August 7, 1890 Bulk Propeller -Wood
U. S. No. 145555 1972 gt -1632 nt 291.6' x 41' x 19.8'
Sunk in collision with stmr. JOHN W. GATES. July 18, 1911, in Detroit River off Walkerville. Ontario. Refloated and towed to Marine City. Mich.; laid there until dismantled in 1923.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.31678 Longitude: -82.99984
William R. McNeil
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Tampa (Propeller), U145555, collision, 18 Jul 1911