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Ellen Pike (Schooner), U7520, collision, 20 Jun 1857

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Schooner ELLEN PIKE, lost head gear by collision with Bark DE SOTO, 30 miles north of Chicago. Property loss $40.
      Chicago Daily Press
      Casualty List for 1857

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      COLLISION. - The Bark DE SOTO and schooner ELLEN PIKE collided on Saturday night, about thirty miles north of Chicago. It was very foggy at the time, and neither vessel saw the other until too late to avoid the collision. The DE SOTO being light sustained no damage, but the schooner had her fore-rigging, cathead, bowsprit, and everything forward, carried away, and although blowing quite fresh at the time, Capt. Boyd managed to work his vessel into port. - Chic. Trib. 23.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, June 24, 1857

Schooner ELLEN PIKE. U. S. No. 7520. Of 69.73 tons. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis.
      Merchant vessel List, U. S,. 1869

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Ellen Pike (Schooner), U7520, collision, 20 Jun 1857