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D. D. Calvin (Propeller), C83298, struck canal gates, 23 May 1908

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      The D. D. Calvin Thrown on the Bank in a Leaking Condition--Heavy Damage.
St. Catharines, Ont., May 23. - The steamer D. D. CALVIN while entering lock 18 yesterday afternoon struck the head gates. The heavy volume of water of the level between locks 18 and 19 forced its way through the opening and in an instant both head gates and one of the lower gates were carried away and all the water of the level rushed into the level below.
The steamer was carried back with the flow and sustained considerable damage, she was thrown upon the bank of the canal in a leaking condition. Each lock gate costs $1,000 and with the injury to the canal bank and the surrounding property it estimated that the loss will exceed $5,000.
Supt. Weller had a large force of men at work, and it is expected that the damages will be repaired soon. The canal is closed for navigation in the meantime.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, May 23, 1908

Steam screw D.D. CALVIN. Official Canada No. 83298. of 750 tons gross; 483 tons reg. Built Garden Island, Ont., 1883. Home port, Kingston, Ont. 66.0 x 32.0 x 15.1. Owned by the Calvin Company Ltd., of Garden Island, Ont.
      Kist of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 3, 1898

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Reason: struck canal gates
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.042777 Longitude: -79.2125
William R. McNeil
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D. D. Calvin (Propeller), C83298, struck canal gates, 23 May 1908