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Fountain City (Propeller), collision, 1 May 1861

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FOUNTAIN CITY Propeller, damaged in collision with the Tug S.C. IVES, on the River St. Clair, damage to former $300, to the latter $200.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List 1861

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COLLISION. -- A collision occurred which resulted somewhat seriously, about 3 o'clock Saturday morning at the mouth of the Detroit River, and nearly opposite Bois Blanc light, between the propeller FOUNTAIN CITY and tug S. C. IVES, the former bound up, the latter down, causing severe damage to both vessels. The IVES struck the FOUNTAIN CITY about ten feet from her stem, on her starboard bow, making an ugly looking hole, nearly to the water's edge, tearing away her planksheer, breaking three or four beams, etc. It will take a week or more to make the necessary repairs, at a cost of $400 or $500. The IVES had her stem carried away and was badly damaged, being split open, and timbers started and broken.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 20, 1861

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Reason: collision
Lives: Nil
Hull damage: $300
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William R. McNeil
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Fountain City (Propeller), collision, 1 May 1861