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Jessie Anderson (Schooner), U13775, collision, 1 Apr 1871


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ANDERSON, JESSIE Schooner, collided with Schooner H.C. POST; both damaged.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes 1871. Capt. J.W. Hall



      On Sunday the schooner A. MOSHER, of Ashtabula, running up the river with everything set that could draw, and when a tille below White's Dock she refused to mind the helm, and consequently instead of tacking, rode up on the old spiles and rocks at the lower end of the dock. A moment more and she had launched herself off, and had not proceeded 300 feet when she collided with the little three-masted schooner H.C. POST, of Marine City, carrying away her main mast and foremast and all of her rigging, shredding and entirely ruining her sails. The captain of the MOSHER kindly offered to give the POST's captain $100 for the damage sustained, but as that sum would come at least $200 short of covering the loss, he refused the compromise. The schooner MOSHER went on her way, not being seriously injured. Soon after the schooner JESSIE ANDERSON dropped down Black River and she too ran into the POST, wrecking six of her side stantions and finishing all of the head gear that the MOSHER had left uninjured. The ANDERSON's captain offered $300 in payment for the damage done, which was not accepted. Meanwhile the ANDERSON ran aground and the tug GEORGE H. PARKER coming to her rescue, went aground also. It was only after several hours of struggle that they were both free, thus there have been four craft in trouble in the same spot in less than twenty-four hours.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, April 13, 1871



Schooner JESSIE ANDERSON. U. S. No. 13775. Of 209.77 tons. Home port, Toledo, Ohio..
      Merchant Vessel Lits, U. S., 1869
     


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Date of Original:
1871
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McN.W.5378
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Jessie Anderson (Schooner), U13775, collision, 1 Apr 1871