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Choctaw (Propeller), U126874, sunk by collision, 20 May 1896

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Cleveland, May 21 - The owners of the stm. CHOCTAW, sunk at the Soo yesterday by collision with the WALDO, have no report regarding the cause of the collision, but they are holding the crew on board the vessel and depositions will be taken at the Sault.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 22, 1896 5-1

      Sault Ste. Marie, May 22 - The CHOCTAW will not be afloat before 10 days. The wrecker FAVORITE began working this morning.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 23, 1896 3-1

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. June 1. -- Wreckers expect to complete temporary repairs on the CHOCTAW this evening. She will leave tomorrow morning for Cleveland, accompanied by the FAVORITE.
      Evening Wisconsin
      Monday, June 1, 1896

Steam screw CHOCTAW. U. S. No. 126874. Of 1,573 tons gross; 1,256 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1892. Home port, Marquette, Mich. 266.9 x 38.1 x 17.9 Freight service. Crew of 20. Of 764 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
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William R. McNeil
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Choctaw (Propeller), U126874, sunk by collision, 20 May 1896