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W. B. Castle (Propeller), U26860, sunk by collision, 24 Jul 1906


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WRECK IN DIRECT PATH CAUSES TROUBLE.
      Detroit, July 26. -- The steamer SATURN struck the wreck of the sunken tug CASTLE, carrying away the smoke-stack. The wreck lies to the westward of the Windmill Point range and opposite the Peche Island buoy. Downbound boats should exercise care in passing.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 26, 1906
     
     
The sunken tug CASTLE above Belle Island has been marked by a black spar and white light at night. The spar is 200 feet above the wreck and boats bound up should leave it on the port side. There is between 15 and 17 feet of water over the hull.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 28, 1906


Steam screw W.B. CASTLE. U. S. No. 26860. Of 107 tons gross. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1862 by Peck & Masters. 114.5 x 20.5 x 11.0 - Lost 1906.
      Herman Runge List
     
     
Steam screw W.B. CASTLE. U. S. No. 26860. Of 124 tons gross; 49 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1862. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 114.5 x 20.5 x 11.0 Tow service. Crew of 8. Of 525 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906
     
     


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Reason: sunk by collision
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1906
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24588
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.34004 Longitude: -82.98047
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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W. B. Castle (Propeller), U26860, sunk by collision, 24 Jul 1906