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Samoa (Propeller), U145229, damaged lock gate &c., 1 Sep 1890

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The SAMOA's mishap in lock 18 of the Welland canal has been a piece of rather expensive business. It was calculated that the damage to the lock gates would amount to about $1,500 The steamer broke her wheel and came here for a new one. She had to lightered a large part of her coal cargo to get into dry dock, and was delayed fully a week. The question has been raised whether the SAMOA call be held for the damage to the lock. She had a nine-inch snubbing line out, and the water was let into the lock so fast that the line parted and she became uncontrollable Had not her master worked her backward at that critical time, thus breaking her wheel, the damage to the lock would have been greater. Lock-tenders ought to be held responsible for their work as well as other people.
      Marine Review
      September 25, 1890

Steam screw SAMOA.* U.S. No. 145229. Of 1,096.00 tons gross; 836.56 tons net. Built 1880 at Detroit, Mich. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 205.5 x 34.5 x 17.7 of 900 horse power [nominal].
* formerly steam screw THOMAS W. PALMER.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1889

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Reason: damaged lock gate &c.
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.042777 Longitude: -79.2125
William R. McNeil
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Samoa (Propeller), U145229, damaged lock gate &c., 1 Sep 1890