James H. Reed 77589

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Title: James H. Reed 77589
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Description: "James H. Reed" was a steel bulk freighter of the Interlake Steamship Co., which was operated by Pickands, Mather, & Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. It was built in Wyandotte, Michigan in 1903. On April 27, 1944, it sank in about five minutes after a collision, in a heavy fog, with the Canadian Steamship Line Steamer, "Ashcroft." The collision occurred about forty miles north of Ashtabula, Ohio, on Lake Erie, in the early part of the day. Twelve of the "James H. Reed" crew lost their lives. The other 23 were rescued by the "Ashcroft," which sailed into Ashtabula, Ohio for repairs. "James H. Reed" was bound from Escanaba, Michigan with a load of iron ore for Buffalo, New York and "Ashcroft" was headed for Toledo, Ohio from Buffalo, New York to pick up coal. As an aside note, that same day, the "Vigor" was sunk, without loss of life, in a collision with the "Philip Minch" about fifty miles northwest of Cleveland, Ohio.
Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/170214

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