The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Melborne (Schooner), U91253, sunk by collision, 14 Aug 1904

Full Text

The schooner MELBORNE, lumber laden in tow of the propeller NIPIGON, was sunk in the St. Clair River, near Russel's island yesterday by collision with the THOMAS CRANAGE. The boat sank soon after being struck. The CRANAGE was run on the bank and now lies out 10 inches all around. She was bound up with a cargo of hard coal.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 15, 1904
      After part of the cargo of hard coal had been lightered, the propeller THOMAS CRANAGE which stranded in the St. Clair River at the head of Russel's Island on Sunday after sinking the schooner MELBOURNE, was released yesterday. The schooner MELBOURNE's lumber cargo is being lightered into the schooner MONGUAGON, which will probably deliver the cargo owing to the bad condition of the MELBOURNE.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 16, 1904

Schooner MELBOURNE. U. S. No. 91253. oF 510 tons gross; 484 tons net. Built St. Clair, Mich, 1880. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 168.8 x 31.6 x 12.6 Crew of 6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904
Barge EMPIRE No 1. * Official Canadian Number 134474. Of 518 tons reg. Built at St. Claire, Mich., U.S.A., in 1880. Home port, Montreal, Que. Owned by the Empire Coal Co., Montreal, Que. 170.0 X 31.5 x 12.4
      * Foreign name, MELBOURNE. [ex U 91253]
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.60837 Longitude: -82.5288
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Melborne (Schooner), U91253, sunk by collision, 14 Aug 1904