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Henry W. Oliver (Propeller), U96445, collision, 13 Oct 1904

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The propeller IRA H. OWEN and the steel freighter HENRY W. OLIVER were in collision in St. Marys River yesterday. The former boat being so badly damaged that she had to be beached immediately in order to prevent her sinking in deep water. The boats were passing each other. The OWEN bound up with coal and the OLIVER bound down with ore, and the accident was caused by a confusion of passing signals at a point opposite Detour.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 14, 1904

The license of Captain George C. Graham has been revoked for four months for negligence in handling the steamer IRA H. OWEN when she collided with the steamer HENRY W. OLIVER last Fall.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, February 17, 1905

Steam Screw HENRY W. OLIVER.* U. S. No. 96445. Of 4,909 tons gross. Built Lorain, Ohio, 1899. 444.0 x 50.0 x 24.6
      * Renamed S.H. ROBBINS - U. S. - 1915 [sold Canada 1948]
      BURLINGTON - Canada - 1948 [C 175997 ]
      Herman Runge List

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.99446 Longitude: -83.90278
William R. McNeil
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Henry W. Oliver (Propeller), U96445, collision, 13 Oct 1904