The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chicago Evening Post (Chicago, IL), 23 Jun 1905


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TWO STEAMERS SUNK
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Cook of the Linden and His Wife Lose Their Lives In Collision With the City of Rome
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DETROIT, June 23. -- The wooden steamers CITY OF ROME and LINDEN collided early to-day in the St. Clair River opposite Tashmoo Park and both were sunk. Two members of the crew of the LINDEN, the cook and his wife, were drowned. The other members of both crews escaped.

The CITY OF ROME was bound down with a cargo of iron ore and the LINDEN was up bound. the LINDEN, it is said, suddenly sheered and rammed the CITY OF ROME, damaging her so that the steamer sank almost immediately, sixty feet off the Tashmoo dock. The LINDEN, although also badly damaged, kept afloat until off the head of Russell Island, where she sank in the channel. The LINDEN's cabin and upper works broke away from the hull as the steamer went down and with the captain on it drifted some distance downstream, where it grounded on a shoal.

The CITY OF ROME was built at Cleveland in 1881 and belonged to the J. C. Gilchrist fleet. The LINDEN was built in 1895 at Port Huron and is owned by the Sandusky Box and Lumber Company of Sandusky.


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Newspaper
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Date of Original:
23 Jun 1905
Local identifier:
GLN.31066
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Ray Grant
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Chicago Evening Post (Chicago, IL), 23 Jun 1905