The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Atmosphere (Barge), U1027, collision, 21 Sep 1908

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Detroit, Sept. 22. -- The steamer REPUBLIC ripped a hole 60 feet long in the gravel barge ATMOSPHERE at River Rouge Sunday morning and it was necessary to run the latter boat ashore to prevent sinking. The big sand loading device of the ATMOSPHERE toppled over a complete wreck. The REPUBLIC was making the dock in a fog. The REPUBLIC has some damaged plates forward. The ATMOSPHERE is a converted schooner 125 feet long and 25 feet beam. She has sailed the lakes for 25 years. The REPUBLIC is a 364 foot steel vessel of the M. A. Hanna fleet.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 22, 1908
Schooner ATMOSPHERE. U. S. No. 1027. Of 275.16 gross tons; 261.41 tons net. Built Milan, Ohio 1863. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 134.9 x 25.1 x 11.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: gravel
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.28809 Longitude: -83.1027
William R. McNeil
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Atmosphere (Barge), U1027, collision, 21 Sep 1908