Maritime History of the Great Lakes
New York Times, 19 Sep 1909, page 1
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Steering Gear Broken, Strikes Two Barges in St. Clair River.

Port Hudson [Huron], Mich., Sept. 18.--The steamer LACKAWANNA of Buffalo sank in twenty-four feet of water in the St. Clair River near the Canadian shore today, after a collision with the barge CHIEFTAIN of Bay City and the barge HALL of Port Huron.

The LACKAWANNA was coming down through the upper rapids at the head of the river when her steering gear gave way. She sheered against the HALL, which was tied to a dock, glanced out into the stream and struck the bow of the CHIEFTAIN, which was up-bound in tow of the steamer SHENANDOAH. The collision with the HALL did little injury, but the CHIEFTAIN was damaged badly. A large hole was torn in the LACKAWANNA'S bow when she struck the CHIEFTAIN. No one was injured.

Item Type
LACKAWANNA (140930) - Raised. Later sold for off-lakes use, and scrapped.
Date of Original
19 Sep 1909
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Ray Grant
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New York Times, 19 Sep 1909, page 1