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W. A. Rooth (Tug), C96858, sunk, 14 May 1900


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TUG CRUSHED AND SUNK.
At Sault Ste. Marie last night the tug W. A. RATH was caught between the barge ROEBLING and the steamer FRICK in the American Channel and sank in 20 feet of water. The crew escaped without injury. The tug had just towed the ROEBLING out of the channel. The wreck lies about 1,000 feet above the Poe Lock, the stern pointing towards the north pier. It does not block the canal and vessels can get past without danger. The sides of the tug's hull are so badly crushed as to render it practically worthless.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      Monday, May 14, 1900

     
Tug W. A. ROOTH OF 52 tons. Built Port Robinson by Hardison in 1871; rebuilt in 1885. Home port, Pt. Colborne.
      Inland lloyds Vessel Register, 1897 (Canadian Vessels)


Steam screw W. A. ROOTH. [no number] Of 48 tons gross; 32 tons reg. Built Port Colborne, Ont. 1871. Home port, Port Colborne, Ont. 81.0 x 15,7 x 7.6 Owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tug Co, Sault Ste Marie, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Regeistry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898


Steam screw W. A. ROOTH. Official Canada No. 96858 Of 52 tons gross; 32 tons reg. Built Port Colborne, Ont. 1871. Home port, Sarnia, Ont. 81.0 x 15.7 x 7.6 Owned by the Great Lakes Towing Co., Ltd., Sarnia, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Regeistry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1902



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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1900
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Local identifier:
McN.W.23308
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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W. A. Rooth (Tug), C96858, sunk, 14 May 1900