The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ida (Propeller), U100038, sunk by collision, 1 May 1900

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The small steamer IDA, 82 feet long, owned by Belknap & Phillips of St. Clair was struck by the Western Transit liner BUFFALO and sunk on the channel bank between Joe Bedore's and Trautz's in the St. Clair River. The crew assisted by throwing off stones with which she was loaded. Just as the hull was filled to sinking the bow of the IDA ran into the soft mud.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, May 18, 1900

Steam screw IDA. U. S. No. 100038. Of 57 tons gross; 38 tons net. Built Mount Clemens, Mich., 1872. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 82.3 x 20.7 x 4.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: stone
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Ida (Propeller), U100038, sunk by collision, 1 May 1900