The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Marshall, MI), Sat., 24 Jun 1905, page 1
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Boats Collide and Sink In St. Clair River and Two Drown.

Detroit, Mich., June 24. -- Two lives were lost in the sinking of the freighters CITY OF ROME and LINDEN by collision at 3:55 o'clock Friday Morning in the St. Clair river, a quarter of a mile above Tashmoo park. The LINDEN, sinking instantly, carried with her Mr. and Mrs. Hardy, the ship's cook and his wife.

The ROME, badly damaged and leaking, floated down the river, gradually sinking until she went down in deep water off Tashmoo dock, only the top of her upper work and smokestack now showing.

When the boats struck, the ROME bearing down on the LINDEN just abaft the bow, and forcing her head down stream the water tore the upper works of the LINDEN from the deck. Pilot house and after deckhouse went overboard. Imprisoned in the after deckhouse, the cook and his wife were drowned. Clinging to the pilot structure, Capt. J. H. Warwick of the LINDEN was borne down stream. He was taken off by men who rowed out from the Old Club.

Capt. W. W. Holmes was in charge of the CITY OF ROME.

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Ray Grant
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Daily News (Marshall, MI), Sat., 24 Jun 1905, page 1