The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Emma L. (Propeller), C116543, sunk by collision, 15 Jul 1926

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"On the night of July 15, 1926 BRULIN was upbound in ballast from Montreal for Port Colborne, when she rammed and sank the Sincennes-MacNaughton Ltd. (Sin-Mac) tug EMMA L. off Ile Perrot in Lake St. Louis. Six of the tugs crew of seven were lost.

EMMA L. was built at Farran's Point, Ont. in 1903. Launched as D. S. WALKER [C.116543] for the Canadian Construction Co. Ltd., of Montreal. The wooden tug was later sold to Sin-Mac and renamed. Her general dimensions were 68.4 x 14.8 x 7.8; 56 g.t.; 22 n.t. She was powered by a 40 hp steam engine. This tug had previously sunk in Montreal harbour, on September 26, 1917. On that occasion, a tow rope snapped and the propeller wash from the ocean-going steamship she was assisting swamped her. Three lives were lost in that accident."
      Information courtesy Capt. Ouderkirk

Propeller EMMA L.* Official Canadian Number 116543 Built at Farran's Point, Ont. in 1903. Of 56 gross tons; 22 tons reg. Home port, Montreal. Owned by the Sincenns McNaughton Line, Montreal. 68.4 x 14.8 x 7.8 and 40 horse power.
      * Formerly D.S. WALKER. [C 310455]
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: 6
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Quebec, Canada
    Latitude: 45.379166 Longitude: -73.957222
William R. McNeil
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Emma L. (Propeller), C116543, sunk by collision, 15 Jul 1926