The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alfred Mitchell (Propeller), U107551, collision, 2 Jul 1909

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Detroit, Mich., July 3. -- The schooner JOHN SCHUETTE of Toledo was sunk this evening off the shipyard of the Great Lakes Engineering Works in collision with the steamer ALFRED MITCHELL of Duluth.
      The schooner's crew escaped in a yawl boat. The SCHUETTE lies in deep water with part of her spar showing. The cause of the collision has not been definately ascertained. There was a heavy squall at the time.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 3, 1909
Steam screw ALFRED MITCHELL. U. S. No. 107551. oF 1,751 gross tons; 1,550 tons net. Built St. Clair, Mich., 1900. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 255.0 x 39.5 x 21.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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Alfred Mitchell (Propeller), U107551, collision, 2 Jul 1909