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L. B. Johnson (Propeller), U15303, capsized, 13 Nov 1896


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TUG JOHNSON SUNK OFF CHICAGO.
Chicago, Nov. 13. -- The Dunham tug L. B. JOHNSON tripped on the tow-line of the steamer V. H. KETCHAM, this morning and was capsized off the breakwater. The crew were rescued with much difficulty by a boat from the steamer. This is the second time the JOHNSON has been sunk this season near the harbor entrance. Capt. Cullinan, who was in command, was on the tug MORFORD when she blew up a year ago, and was saved no one knows how.
      Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin
      Friday, November 13, 1896
     
     
The tug L.B. JOHNSON tripped on the towline of the steamer V.H. KETCHUM and was sunk near the mouth of Chicago Harbor at an early hour Friday morning. Her crew were saved with difficulty.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, November 14, 1896
     
     
Steam screw L.B. JOHNSON. U. S. No. 15303. Of 42.57 tons gross; 21.29 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1868. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 60.8 x 15.3 x 8.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897
     


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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Remarks: Recovered
Date of Original:
1896
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Local identifier:
McN.W.23293
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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L. B. Johnson (Propeller), U15303, capsized, 13 Nov 1896