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Myrtle M. Ross (Propeller), U92177, sunk, 12 Aug 1900

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The cause of the sinking of the little steamer MYRTIE M. ROSS at her Windsor dock wharf early yesterday morning was the swells of a passing steamer that lifted her and dropped her on some submerged spiles, which knocked a hole in her bottom. Capt. W.H. Hall of the boat, noticed her gradual settling in the water and aroused her five sleeping people, and none too soon, or they would have gone with her. She was owned by his father, W.E. Hall, proprietor of the Hall Houst, Mt. Clemens, and had no insurance.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 12, 1900

      John Quinn, of Detroit, has been given the contract to raise the barge MYRTIE M. ROSS, which is sunk near the ferry dock at Windsor. The wrecker RELIABLE is being used in the work and yesterday divers Quinn and Woods were making preparations to bring the sunken boat to the surface. Two large chains were passed under the keel of the vessel, fore and aft and these will be used to right her on the bottom of the river. Temporary upperworks will then be constructed above the water line, and the vessel will be pumped out. While the divers were at work yesterday they found the exact cause of the sinking. The vessel had a large hole stove through her bottom on the port side, about midships. The end of a pile is broken off and yet remains in the hole, thus proving that the vessel was thrown on the submerged pile by the swells from a passing vessel. It is expected that the work will take about three days.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 13, 1900

Steam screw MYRTIE M. ROSS. U 92177. Of 156 tons. Built South Haven, Mich., 1890. 113.2 x 20.0 x 71. Abandoned about 1916.
      Herman Runge Notes

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.30008 Longitude: -83.01654
William R. McNeil
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Myrtle M. Ross (Propeller), U92177, sunk, 12 Aug 1900