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Miami (Schooner), U16312, lost bowsprit, 1 Jul 1871


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MIAMI Schooner, lost bowsprit by vessel drifting on her in River St. Clair.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      The schr. MIAMI arrived downward bound, this morning, having lost her bowsprit. In tow with 3 others the tug called at Marine City to wood at a late hour of the night. The tug whistle was sounded for all on board, which was mistaken by the vessels for a departure, when the lines were let go, the leading vessel drifting foul of the MIAMI, with the above results. She was taken to Campbell, Owen & Co.'s drydock for repairs.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 24, 1871

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The schr. MIAMI arrived here downward bound, yesterday morning in a disabled condition, having lost her bowsprit in a somewhat singualar manner in River St. Clair. She was in a tow with three others and the tug called at Marine City to wood at a late hour of the night. The tug whistle was sounded for all on board, which was mistaken by the vessels for a departure, when the lines were let go, the leading vessel drifting foul of the MIAMI, with the above results. She was taken to Campbell, Owen & Co.'s drydock for repairs. --- Detroit Free Press
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 24, 1871
     
     

Schooner MIAMI. U. S. No. 16312. Of 248.16 tons gross. Home port, Bay City, Mich
      List of Merchant Vessels, U. S., 1871
     


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Reason: lost bowsprit
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.5679
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.71948 Longitude: -82.49213
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Miami (Schooner), U16312, lost bowsprit, 1 Jul 1871