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North West (Propeller), U130661, struck dock, 18 Jun 1897


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CRASHED INTO THE DOCK.
      Steamship NORTH WEST Had an Accident in Leaving the Harbor.
The big steamship NORTH WEST started on its return trip to Duluth about 10 o'clocK last night, but before she got out ot the harbor she ran into the dock near the Bennett Elevator and did about $1,000 damage.
The big boat was being towed by one of Hand & Johnson's tugs when the hawser parted and the steamship crashed into the dock with great force. The wooden portion of the dock was reduced to splinters in many places and it will take some time to repair it. A new line was put in use and the steamship continued on its trip without further mishap. The NORTH WEST was not damaged.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, June 19, 1897



Steam screw NORTH WEST. U. S. No. 130661. Of 4,244 tons gross; 2,339 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1894. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 358.5 x 44.0 x 23.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898


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Reason: struck dock
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
Date of Original:
1897
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Local identifier:
McN.W.21154
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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North West (Propeller), U130661, struck dock, 18 Jun 1897