Friday, September 9, 2022
Many of us teach Vincent v. Lake Erie Transp. Co. around this time of year, the private necessity case of the steamship Reynolds tied to a dock during a terrible storm in Duluth. A website named "Great Lakes Vessel History" has additional information about the ship. Apparently the Reynolds was sunk by a German submarine in WW I:
Transferred 1915 to off-Lakes service during World War I. Cut in two, towed to tidewater and rejoined Torpedoed and sunk May 19, 1918 by German submarine UB-74 off Ile d’Yeu, Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean off the coast of France.
Thanks to Don Gifford for the tip.