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Samoa (Propeller), U145229, sunk, 14 Jul 1896

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      Steambarge SAMOA, Owned by Brown & Co. of This City,
      and the Barge CELTIC sunk Near Brockville.
      Brockville, Ont., July 14. -- Two vessels, the steam barge SAMOA, owned by Brown & Co., Buffalo, and the barge CELTIC, the property of G. K. Jackson, Bay City, Mich., sank a few miles above here this morning about 9 o'clock.
Both had grain cargoes consigned to the Prescott elevator, the former carrying 74,000 bushels of oats and the latter 47,822 bushels of corn.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, July 14, 1896

The steambarge SAMOA, laded with grain from Buffalo, struck a rock at the Narrows near Brockville, Ont., in the St. Lawrence and sank in 16 feet of water. The steamer EMPIRE STATE rescued the crew. The Donnelly Salvage & Wrecking Co. are proceeding to her.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, July 16, 1896

The damage sustained by the steamer SAMOA through striking in the St. Lawrence river is extensive. Thirty floor frames were broken and fully one-half of the keel will have to be renewed.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      Friday, July 31, 1896
      Steam screw SAMOA.* U.S. No. 145229. Of 1,096.00 tons gross; 836.56 tons net. Built 1880 at Detroit, Mich. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 205.5 x 34.5 x 17.7 of 900 horse power [nominal].
* formerly steam screw THOMAS W. PALMER.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1889

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: oats
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.58341 Longitude: -75.68264
William R. McNeil
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Samoa (Propeller), U145229, sunk, 14 Jul 1896