The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Roman (Propeller), U110932, collision, 10 Oct 1891

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The wreck of the BIRCKHEAD at the Limekiln Crossing is also a most dangerous obstruction to navigation. She was sunk by the ROMAN. A light will be shown on the wreck until its removal.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, October 12, 1891

The barge MARY BIRKHEAD, which collided with the steamer ROMAN in Detroit River Friday night, and sank forming an obstruction at Limekiln Crossing, will be removed before long. Collector of Customs Gott, at Amherstburg, on Monday received from Peter H. Fick of Saginaw, the owner of the barge, formal notice of abandonment.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, October 14, 1891

      The barge MARY BIRKHEAD, which lies in the Limekiln channel, will be blown up with dynamite.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, October 22, 1891
Steam screw ROMAN. U. S. No. 110932. Of 2,348.43 tons gross; 1,875.23 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1891. Home port, Cleveland, O. 296.2 x 40.4 x 21.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1892

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Reason: collision
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.12588 Longitude: -83.13215
William R. McNeil
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Roman (Propeller), U110932, collision, 10 Oct 1891