The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Philip Minch (Propeller), U150427, collision, 24 Apr 1896


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Detroit, Mich. Apr. 25. -- The tug A.D. THOMPSON was coming up the Detroit River towing the big 104 yesterday afternoon. When reaching a point abreast of Mullen and Gatfield's coal dock the steamer PHILIP MINCH, bound down, collided with the 104, striking her amidships below the water line. The 104 did not begin to fill for some time, and the pumps kept her free until Lake St. Clair was reached. There the water began to pour in faster than the pumps could turn it out. The tug succeeded in getting the boat as far as the lightship, when she sank at a point just east of the lightship in 16 feet of water. Captain Wescott, agent for the whaleback, immediately dispatched the wrecker SAGINAW with a steam pump to the sunken craft.
      Toronto Mail & Empire
      April 27, 1896



Steam screw PHILIP MINCH. U. S. No. 150427. Of 1988 gross tons; 1657 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1888. Home port, Cleveland, O. 275.0 x 40,8 x 22.0 Of 1,700 nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899
     


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
Date of Original:
1896
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24371
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Philip Minch (Propeller), U150427, collision, 24 Apr 1896