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William Crosthwaite (Schooner), U26217, sunk by collision, 4 Sep 1906

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      The Barge CROSTHWAITE and steamer WARNER Crash Together, Former Sinking.
      Sandusky, Ohio., Sept. 4. -- Nineteen men had a narrow escape from death last night when the steamer HOMER WARREN and her tow, the barge WILLIAM CROSTHWAITE, collided in Lake Erie, near Kelley's Island. A big hole was stove in the WARREN'S bow, but she managed to reach the Kelley's Island dock, where temporary repairs were made. The CROSTHWAITE sank in the south channel where she is said to be a menace to navigation. Her crew were rescued. Both vessels were lumber carriers and belonged to Shannon & Carey, of Saginaw, Mich. They were bound for Alpena, Mich.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 4, 1906

Schooner WILLIAM CROSTHWAITE. U. S. No. 26217. Of 371 tons gross; 353 tons net. Built Bay City, Mich., 1866. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 150.0 x 32.2 x 11.8 Crew of 5.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906
Schooner Wm. CROSTHWAITE. U. S. No. 26217. Of 371 tons gross. Built 1866. On Sept. 6, 1906 vessel collided with steam screw HOMER WARREN on Lake Erie, with seven persons on board. No lives lost.
      Loss of American Vessels Reported During Fiscal Year, 1907

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.60422 Longitude: -82.7074
William R. McNeil
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William Crosthwaite (Schooner), U26217, sunk by collision, 4 Sep 1906