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Victoria K. (Fish tug), C116365, sunk by collision, 7 Sep 1913


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Steamer GERMANIC in Fatal Collision
The Steamer GERMANIC was mixed up in a most distressing accident at Blind River on Friday night, with fatal results. The GERMANIC collided with the fishing tug VICTORIA K. sending her to the bottom and causing the death of Mr. Donald McDonald. The GERMANIC was in the channel coming into Blind River port, and the VICTORIA K. was bound for Meldrum Bay. Engineer Bellrose of the VICTORIA K. saw that through a mistake of signals an accident could not be
averted and reversed the engines but not in time to prevent a collision. Had he not done so the GERMANIC would have struck the VICTORIA K. amidships. The GERMANIC was on her up trip when the accident occurred, having left Owen Sound on Thursday night.
      Owen Sound Sun
      September 9, 1913 [courtesy of Bill Hester]



      Tug VICTORIA K. Was Raised
The tug VICTORIA K. which was sunk by the Steamer GERMANIC at Blind River a couple of weeks ago has been raised by the wrecking tug FAVORITE and equipment. It was found that the bow of the GERMANIC cut clean into the middle of the tug near the bow, and that part of the tug will have to be entirely rebuilt. The VICTORIA K. was raised at great expense and has been taken to Hicklers dry dock at Sault Ste. Marie, where she will be put in shape. The inquest into the
collision was adjourned until last Friday night, when the Steamer GERMANIC was in port when the steamer tied up for a few hours, while several of the officers and crew gave evidence. News of the verdict of the jury has not reached Owen Sound as yet
      Owen Sound Sun
      September 23, 1913 [courtesy of Bill Hester]


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: 1
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1913
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Local identifier:
McN.W.25252
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.185833 Longitude: -82.960555
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Victoria K. (Fish tug), C116365, sunk by collision, 7 Sep 1913