The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jessie (Schooner), collision, 12 Oct 1857

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DISASTERS. -- On Monday morning last, between 2 and 3 o'clock, the schooner JESSIE collided with the propeller OLIVER CROMWELL, in the south passage of the Straits, a little below Old Mackinaw. Both are Canadian vessels. The schooner was bound for Chicago. The propeller sunk in about 20 minutes, and, with her cargo, will be a total loss. The schooner had her cut-water carried away. The night was clear, and no lives were lost, all hands having taken to the boats. Our informant, Capt. Shaver, of the GOLD HUNTER, was distant about 20 rods when the accident occurred, and immediately put his vessel about to render assistance. The JESSIE was towed into the river here on Friday night. We are told that the CROMWELL is quite well known on the lake for collisions. In June of last year she wrecked the propeller E. P. DORR in Saginaw Bay. -- Chicago Press, 19th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, October 20, 1857

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.7839 Longitude: -84.72783
William R. McNeil
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Jessie (Schooner), collision, 12 Oct 1857