The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Republic (Propeller), collision, 6 Oct 1892

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Sault Ste. Marie, Oct. 6. -- The steamer REPUBLIC, bound down, ore laden, owned by W. D. Rees of Cleveland, and the NORMAN of the menominee Transit Company, up-bound, light, came into collision at 8:30 this morning at the turn of Lake Geoarg Flats, near where the SUSAN E. PECK sunk last season. They struck stem on, on the starboard side. The NORMAN is cut down to the water's edge, 10 feet back from the stem. She turned back for Cleveland with the tug BROCKWAY following her. The REPUBLIC was crushed 20 feet back from the stem to her bridge, but proceeded on her trip.
      According to the Inland Lloyds both these vessels were built by the Globe Iron Works and were almost exactly the same size, being about 1,870 tons register and valued at $200,000 each.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, October 6, 1892

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.45002 Longitude: -84.13336
William R. McNeil
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Republic (Propeller), collision, 6 Oct 1892