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Joliet (Propeller), U76873, sunk by collision, 19 Sep 1911


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The steamer JOLIET was rammed by the steamer HENRY PHIPPS at an early hour this morning about a mile and a half below this city in the St. Clair River.
The JOILET was sunk and the crew had a narrow escape, getting away on pieces of wreckage. It is said that no lives were lost. A heavy fog prevailed on the river at the time
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, September 19, 1911.

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      WRECKED STEAMER JOLIET TO BE DESTROYED
Cleveland, Sept. 27. -- The steamer JOLIET, of the Pittsburg Steamship Company, which was sent to the bottom of the St. Clair River last week by the steamer HENRY PHIPPS of the same line, has made her last trip. With about 14 feet of water over her decks and a strong current in the river, the work of floating her would be quite difficult and it would probably cost more than she was worth. President Coulby yesterday said he had not decided what would be done with the wrecked boat, but she would probably be blown up.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 27, 1911


      STEAMER SLIGHTLY DAMAGED IN COLLISION, REACHES PORT
The steamer WILKES-BARRE of the The Lehigh Valley Transportation Company's fleet arrived in port yesterday morning with a slight list to starboard as the result of a collision with the lightship KEWANEE, stationed above the sunken steamer JOLIET in the St. Clair river, opposite Port Huron, on Saturday morning. The lightship was considerably damaged, but it is likely that she can be kept in place.
An investigation will be made. The WILKES-BARRE was only damaged slightly , but a thorough inspection of her hull will be made before she again leaves port.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, October 16, 1911


Steam screw JOLIET. U. S. No. 76873. Of 1,935 tons gross; 1,596 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1890. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 266.0 x 38.2 x 19.8 Freight service. Steel built. Crew of 19. of 900 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911
     


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1911
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20195
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Joliet (Propeller), U76873, sunk by collision, 19 Sep 1911