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Philip Minch (Propeller), U150427, collision, 2 Sep 1911


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SEVEN DROWN WHEN STEAMER HITS AND SINKS SMALL LAUNCH.
Toledo, O., Sept., 2. û Seven men were drowned in the Maumee River about one half mile north of the Red Can buoy this morning at 1:30 o'clock when the 35 foot launch, NEMO, owned by Michael Mayer, was struck by the 500-foot freighter, PHILIP MINCH, in-bound.
      James M. Wisler, superintendent of Toledo water works; Harry T. Bach, councilman and prominent labor leader; Fred Shane, secretary of public service commission; William B. Lott, waterworks inspector; William Carroll, book-keeper at waterworks; Rudolph Yunker; F. P. Cummings.
Capt. L. B. Cummings of the MINCH, his brother F. P. Minch, the first mate Abner Busler, the watchman and August Swan, the wheelsman, were on the forward deck of the freighter and were witnesses of the accident. Capt. Cummings says that the wheelsman was throwing the searchlight across the river channel looking for channel stakes when they first espied the launch, which he thought was about a mile and a half distant. The launch was then about 150 feet out of the course of the channel to the westward. The steamer blew the danger signal, but before the launch could change its course the freight crashed into the small boat, capsizing it, and throwing the occupants into the water. .
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, September 2, 1911 1 - 5
     
     
Steam screw PHILIP MINCH. U. S. No. 150427. Of 1988 gross tons; 1657 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1888. Home port, Cleveland, O. 275.0 x 40,8 x 22.0 Of 1,700 nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899
     


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
Date of Original:
1911
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20185
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.66394 Longitude: -83.55521
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Philip Minch (Propeller), U150427, collision, 2 Sep 1911