The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Edward Gillen (Propeller), U136214, sunk by collision, 18 May 1903

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The tug EDWARD GILLEN of the Lake Superior Dredging Company was struck and cut in two yesterday by the propeller MAUNA LAO at Duluth, The tug sank, drowning the cook. [MAUNALOA]
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 19, 1903

Surveyors yesterday found the wreck of the tug GILLEN near Duluth. It is not a menace to navigation.
      Buffalo Evening News
      June 19, 1903

The tug GILLEN, which was sunk near Superior entry some time ago by the steamer MAUNOLA, was raised yesterday. She is in very bad shape.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 16, 1903

Steam screw EDWARD GILLEN. U. S. No. 136214. Of 57 tons gross; 28 tons net. Buffalo, N.Y., 1891. Home port, Marquette, Mich. 68.5 x 18.0 x 10.3
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902
NOTE: -- Supposedly abandoned 1925

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: 1
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Minnesota, United States
    Latitude: 46.78327 Longitude: -92.10658
William R. McNeil
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Edward Gillen (Propeller), U136214, sunk by collision, 18 May 1903