Sault Ste. Marie, May 26 - The schr. GEORGER, in tow of the JOHN MITCHELL, struck the stm. THOMAS MAYTHAM on the starboard bow as the MAYTHAM turned the bend at the foot of Sugar Island this morning. The bowsprit, jibboom and head gear were carried away from the GEORGER and the upper planking raised, but she proceeded on her voyage. The plates on the bow of the MAYTHAM are stove in from the bulwarks to the fender rail. She is not leaking, and will make temporary repairs and proceed on her voyage.
May 26, 1893
Regarding the collision between the stm. THOMAS MAYTHAM and F.A. GEORGER, the captain of the JOHN MITCHELL, who had the GEORGER in tow at the time, says that before rounding the southern end of Sugar Island he saw the MAYTHAM coming up. The MAYTHAM blew one whistle which the MITCHELL answered, signifying that the MAYTHAM was to pass to the right of the MITCHELL.
The MITCHELL slowed down, and her captain says the MAYTHAM ran between the MITCHELL and the GEORGER, without touching the tow line, and that the stern (?) of the GEORGER went through the MAYTHAM forward of the starboard side. The schooner was well ripped up forward, doing about $1,500 damage. The injury to the MAYTHAM is not known.
May 29, 1893
Steam screw JOHN MITCHELL. U. S. No. 76792. Of 1,864 tons gross; 1,491 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1889. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 283.0 x 41.4 x 20.0 Freight service.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901