North Star (Steamboat), collision, 11 Sep 1861
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NORTH STAR Steamer, damaged by collision with an unknown vessel off Cleveland.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Jan. 22, 1862 Casualty List, 1861
COLLISION. -- The steamer NORTH STAR, from Lake Superior, was run into last night by a schooner when about ten miles from this port. The wind was light, and the bowsprit and boom of the colliding vessel struck the upper works of the STAR, carrying away part of her barber's saloon, a portion of the wheel house, and badly wrecked the elegant room abaft the wheel occupied by Prince Napoleon during his Superior trip. A gentleman from the west was sleeping in the apartment, who escaped uninjured, his bed, however was covered with splinters. Thought he thought the crash a thunderstorm he seemed but little disconcerted, and rested quiet until a light was brought, when he gathered up his scattered clothing coolly, as though nothing unusual had happened. The safety of all was soon assured and the alarm caused was but momentary.
The blame of the collision rests with the watch on the schooner, which kept on her course without even heaving to learn the extent of the injury and danger. When discovered bearing down on the STAR, her engine was reversed, her course changed, and everything possible was done to prevent colliding. The damage to the vessel must have been slight -- to the NORTH STAR about $100. --- Cleveland Herald.
Buffalo Daily Courier
Thursday, September 12, 1861
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- Reason: collision
Hull damage: $250
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Ohio, United States
- William R. McNeil
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