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Escort (Tug), C97010., sunk, 23 Nov 1907

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Port Dalhousie, Ont., Jan. 3. -- After working on the sunken tug ESCORT yesterday and last night, three tugs and pomntoons arrived at 5 o'clock this morning, bringing the tug into the harbor. The ESCORT will be pumped out and will proceed up the canal to Port Colborne.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, January 4, 1908

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      St. Catharines, Ont., Jan. 8. - Much praise is being bestowed upon John Wilson of Buffalo, the expert diver who so successfully superintended the work of raising the tug ESCORT, which sank 3-1/2 miles off Port Dalhousie on the night of Saturday, November 23. After working at the tug with the aid of several tugs and a couple of pontoons for several weeks Wilson succeeded in getting the vessel into the harbor of Port Dalhousie.
      A determined effort was made to pass the tug through the lock of the new Welland Canal, but for several hours' labor the wrecking crew had to give up and the tug now lies at the bottom of the canal. Not a trace has been found of the bodies of Capt. Harry Dunlop, Albert Dunlop, the engineer, and Albert Christmas, who lost their lives in the sinking of the tug.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, January 8, 1908

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Steam screw ESCORT. Official Canada No. 97010. Of 40 tons gross; 27 tons register. Built Port Colborne, Ont., 1894. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 44.8 x 15.5 x 9.7 of 24 horsepower. Owned by the Welland Canal Tug Co., of Port Colborne, Ont.
      List of Steam Vessels on the Registry Books
      of the Dominion of Canada on Dec., 31, 1905

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 3
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.26629
William R. McNeil
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Escort (Tug), C97010., sunk, 23 Nov 1907