The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Great Western (Steamboat), collision, 11 Aug 1871

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Steamer GREAT WESTERN, in collision with the Schooner REGINA, the schr. lost her bowsprit.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      A COLLISION. - The schooner REGINA, bound for this port with a load of bark when nearly opposite the foot of Woodward Avenue, Friday night about 7 o'clock, came in collision with the iron steamer GREAT WESTERN, which at the time was crossing to the Windsor side of the river. The vessel was struck on the port side, carrying away her jibboom, bowsprit, cathead, bulwarks, one stanchion, bulwark and plankshear, and narrowly escaped being run down. - Detroit Post.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, August 15, 1871

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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Great Western (Steamboat), collision, 11 Aug 1871