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Massasoit (Schooner), U75605, collision, 18 Jun 1903

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      Barge and Steamer Met at the Breakwater and the MASSASOIT Was Damaged.
      While rounding the breakwater into the lake about midnight, a propeller, said to be the ROBERT R. RHODES, collided with the barge MASSASOIT, ore laden, bound down the river for Tonawanda in tow of the steamer GORDON CAMPBELL. The night was so black as to make it impossible for the captain of either boat to see the lights of the other. However, the RHODES was not going at a high rate of speed and the shock was not great.
      The side of the MASSASOIT was slightly damaged amidship. The MASSASOIT proceeded to Tonawanda and the propeller continued on her course. The MASSASOIT is owned by John J. Boland of this city and was in command of Capt. Keeman.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, June 18. 1903
Schooner barge MASSASOIT.* U. S. No. 75605. Of 842 gross tons; 800 tons net. Built Gibralter, Mich., 1874. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 189.6 x 34.0 x 16.5 Crew of 6.
      * Formerly schooner JESSE LINN
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1903

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Massasoit (Schooner), U75605, collision, 18 Jun 1903