The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Governor Smith (Propeller), U86066, sunk by collision, 19 Aug 1906


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Detroit, Aug. 20. The wooden package freighter GOV. SMITH, owned by the Rutland Transit Co., was sunk yesterday in collision with the Gilchrist steamer URUNAS, eight miles off Pointe Aux Barques, in Lake Huron. It is understood that smoke on the lake was responsible for the collision. The crew of the GOV. SMITH escaped.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 20, 1906


      GOVERNOR SMITH Built August 24, 1889 Package freight propeller - Wood
U. S. No. 86066 2044 gt - 1547 nt 240' x 42' x 23.4'
Sunk in collision with stmr. URANUS, Aug. 19, 1906, near Point Aux Barques, Lake Huron.
      Detroit/Wyandotte Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.



Steam screw GOV. SMITH. U. S. No. 86066. Of 2,044 tons gross. Built 1889. On August 19, vessel collided with steam screw URANUS off Point aux Barques, Mich. with 20 persons on board. No lives lost.
      Loss of American Vessels reported During Fiscal year, 1907
     


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Reason: sunk by collision
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1906
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McN.W.23598
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Governor Smith (Propeller), U86066, sunk by collision, 19 Aug 1906