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Waverly (Propeller), U80432, sunk by collision, 22 Jul 1903

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The steamer WAVERLY was sunk in collision with the steamer TURRET COURT near Harbor Beach early today. The WAVERLY was bound up with coal. The crew were saved. The boat is now lying with 8 feet of water over her deck.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, July 22, 1903

The propeller WAVERLY is at the bottom of Lake Huron as the result of a collision yesterday with the propeller TURRET COURT, five miles below Harbor Beach. The WAVERLY's crew escaped to the schooner CROSTHWAITE, which the WAVERLY had in tow. The steamers were bound up the lake, and each had a barge in tow. It is said the wheel chains of the TURRET COURT parted when she was near the WAVERLY and caused the boats to come together. The WAVERLY is of the Cleveland Gilchrist fleet of the old style, having been built in 1874. She was insured for $25,000 through Worthington & Sill of Buffalo. The crew of the lost boat arrived at Port Huron last night on their way to Cleveland, but refused to talk of the accident.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, July 23, 1903

Steam screw WAVERLY. U. S. No. 80432. Of 1,104.02 gross tons; 989.76 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1874. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 191.2 x 33.7 x 13.4 Of 300 nominal horsepower
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891
WAVERLY Built May 28, 1874 Package Freight Prop. -Wood
U. S. No. 80432 1104 gt -989 nt 191' x 33' x 13'
Reduced to bulk propeller in 1886. Sunk July 22, 1903, in collision with Canadian stmr. TURRET COURT off Harbor Beach, Mich., Lake Huron.
      Buffalo Dry Dock Co. Vessel Building Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.84168 Longitude: -82.6416
William R. McNeil
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Waverly (Propeller), U80432, sunk by collision, 22 Jul 1903