ALBANY & PHILADELPHIA from Tom's blog

On 7 November 1893, ALBANY (steel propeller package freighter, 267 foot, 1,918 gross tons, built-in 1884, at Wyandotte, Michigan) collided with the iron freighter PHILADELPHIA in a thick fog. PHILADELPHIA took ALBANY in tow to try to save her, but she sank a few miles off Pointe aux Barques, Michigan. Her crew transferred to PHILADELPHIA, but they soon had to abandon her too since she also sank. Eight lives were lost, presumably when one of the lifeboats was run down by the still running but abandoned PHILADELPHIA. 



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