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City of Madison (Propeller), U4350, struck rock, 7 May 1871

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CITY OF MADISON Propeller, struck a rock in the Sault river, and was badly damaged.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

      COLLISION. - The propeller CITY OF MADISON, loaded with pig iron from Lake Superior, bound up, ran into Bromflow's & Bates dock, Mackinaw, while coming into port on the evening of the 7th. She struck the center of the pier, and ran her nose in about 14 feet, cutting through three caps, and shoving the flooring and stringers out of place for fifty feet. The damage is estimated at from $300 to $500. Mr. Bates has just finished repairing his dock at an expense of about $2,000 A lady and gentleman who were sitting on a stick of timber very near the end of the dock, at the time the boat struck, narrowly escaped being killed. They had to run for their lives, while the planks and timbers were moving under there feet. - Mil. Sent.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 17, 1871
Steam screw CITY OF MADISON. U. S. No. 4350. Of 487.23 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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William R. McNeil
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City of Madison (Propeller), U4350, struck rock, 7 May 1871