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Harry Cottrell (Propeller), U95884, sunk ?, 28 Sep 1896

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The steamer HARRY COTTRELL, loaded with coal, foundered off Bar Point, Tuesday. She was 76 tons and was owned by Alex Anderson of Marine City. She went down so fast that the crew of 6 barely escaped with their lives. She lies out of the channel half a mile east of it and out of the way of passing boats.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, September 30, 1896

Capt. Dunn of the Dominion steamer Petrel has orders from the department of marine and fisheries at Ottawa to blow up the steamer Cottrell, which is sunk in Canadian water near the mouth of the Detroit river. The Cottrell has been struck a couple of times since she was sunk by passing vessels. The last vessel that struck her carried away the spar that marked the wreck, but a red spar buoy was immediately placed over the spot by Capt. Andrew Hackett of Amherstburg.
      Marine Review
      December 3, 1896
      Mr. F. Gourdeau, deputy minister of marine and fisheries, Ottawa has advertised for tenders for the removal of the wreck of the steamer COTTRELL now lying sunk in Canadian waters, near Bar point lighthouse mouth of Detroit river.
      Marine Review
      August 5, 1897
Steamer CITTRELL, causing an obstruction in the Detroit River, was removed by the Michigan Wrecking Co. at a cost of $400.
      Removal of Obstructions
      Canadian Sessional Papers, No. 11. A. 1898

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Reason: sunk ?
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.04116 Longitude: -83.14965
William R. McNeil
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Harry Cottrell (Propeller), U95884, sunk ?, 28 Sep 1896