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Milwaukee Belle (Schooner), U16642, collision, 9 Oct 1860

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Schooners MILWAUKEE BELLE, C.H.WALKER, W.H. CRAIG, ARCTURUS all collide in the St. Clair Rapids.. Damage to BELLE $900; WALKER $200; CRAIG $400; ARCTURUS $100.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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      COLLISIONS. - Quite a series of collisions took place yesterday, in St. Clair Rapids, says the Detroit Tribune of the 10th, with a number of vessels arriving in the river from Lake Huron, all of whom were bound down and in close proximity to each other. The schooner C.H. WALKER was struck amidships, and received serious damage. Her rail, plankshear, bulwarks and several stanchions were carried away. The schooner MILWAUKEE BELLE, ARCTURUS and W.H. CRAIG, all sustained more or less damage, by loss of bowsprits, jib-booms, head gear, &c.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, October 12, 1860

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Schooner MILWAUKEE BELLE. U. S. No. 16642. Of 242.69 tons gross; 230.56 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1854. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $900
Remarks: Repaired
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Milwaukee Belle (Schooner), U16642, collision, 9 Oct 1860