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City of Concord (Propeller), U5538, collision, 27 Jul 1892


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Chicago, July 27. -- The tug CHICAGO of Danham's line and the steamer CITY OF CONCORD collided two miles off Hyde park early this morning. The tug was overturned and went to the bottom instantly. Oscar Page, stewart, and William kopfer, linesman, were asleep in the cabin and went down with the tug. Captain Brandstretter got hold of a life raft and engineer Langto swam to the steamer while Alexander Towl, fireman, floated around until picked up by a boat from the steamer.
      The captain of the tug claims that the steamer suddenly took a sheer towards him, while the captain of the CITY OF CONCORD states that the tug attempted to cross his bows. The tug will be pulled in shallow water and raised.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, July 27, 1892
     
     
     
Steam screw CITY OF CONCORD. U. S. No. 5538. Of 385 tons gross; 282 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1868. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 135.2 x 25.8 x 11.0 Crew of 11. Freight service. Of 380 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906
     


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
Date of Original:
1892
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22281
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.7942 Longitude: -87.59394
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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City of Concord (Propeller), U5538, collision, 27 Jul 1892