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William R. Linn (Propeller), U81597, collision, 30 Jun 1906


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SURVIVORS OF STEAMER NEW ORLEANS REACH DETROIT.
      Detroit, July 2. -- Eight members of the crew of the sunken steamer NEW ORLEANS, which went down between Thunder Bay and Middle Island in collision with the steamer LINN Saturday morning, arrived yesterday. They tell a thrilling story of the scramble for life from the sinking vessel.
      Wheelsman Charles Christopher, Chicago, saw the LINN loom up out of the fog and shoved the wheel hard aport, but the crash came on the port side of the NEW ORLEANS, forward of the boilers. The LINN'S bow stuck fast in the dent until the NEW ORLEANS went down, giving the crew time to climb over the rails. They got away minus clothes and money. Two cooks, Albert Summers of Buffalo, and John Stafford of Utica, were blinded by the steam and found themselves up to their necks in water before ropes were thrown to them and they were able to get out.
     
      Also
      WRECK LOCATED OFF THUNDER BAY LIGHT.
Cheboygan, July 2. -- The passenger steamer CITY OF MACKINAC, which arrived last evening, reports passing the wreck of a steamer about 5 miles below Thunder Bay lighthouse. The bow of the vessel was entirely under water, but part of the stern was visible. A boat was lowered from the MACKINAC, but an investigation revealed no name on the wreck. It was believed by the crew that the wreck was a result of a collision, as the MACKINAC passed through considerable wreckage before sighting the hulk. It is thought probable that the wreck is that of the NEW ORLEANS, which was sunk Saturday morning by collision with the steamer LINN in that vicinity, although it was reported by the survivors at Port Huron that their vessel had sunk in deep water.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 2, 1906


Steam screw WILLIAM R. LINN. U. S. No. 81597. Of 4,328 tons gross; 3,196 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1898. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 400.0 x 48.3 x 23.9 Crew of 25. Steel built. Of 1,800 indicated horsepower. Passenger service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906
     


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1906
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24583
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.00001 Longitude: -83.39997
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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William R. Linn (Propeller), U81597, collision, 30 Jun 1906