The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. C. Richardson (Propeller), collision, 5 Sep 1905

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Reward For Locating Tug. -- Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sept. 14. -- All efforts to locate the tug SHAMROCK or the bodies of John and Charles Roussain, who were drowned after collision with the steamer RICHARDSON last Tuesday, have so far been unsuccessful. Tugs and divers have been working since the day following the accident, but have not even been able to locate the tug. Wreckage from the tug has been found on the Michigan shore near Neaseville. A reward of $100 is now offered for the finding of the tug and bodies.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, September 14, 1905
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      Sault Ste Marie, Sept. 16. -- The wreck of the fishing tug SHAMROCK, which was sunk in a collision with the steamer W. C. RICHARDSON two weeks ago, was located yesterday. The cabin and pilot house of the boat had disappeared. The bodies of the men lost in the accident were not found. A reward of $10 has been offered for their recovery.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, September 16, 1905

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00011 Longitude: -76.98274
William R. McNeil
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W. C. Richardson (Propeller), collision, 5 Sep 1905