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Yankee Blade (Schooner), U27516, collision, 1 Sep 1871

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Schooner YANKEE BLADE, and Propeller VAN RAALTE collide at Chicago; both damaged.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      A dispatch from Chicago says: "The propeller A.C. VAN RAALTE and schooner YANKEE BLADE came in collision in our harbor. Both vessels suffered severely. A boy on the propeller was struck on the head by a flying timber and severely injured.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, September 23, 1871

Schooner YANKEE BLADE. U. S. No. 27516. of 255.94 Tons gross; 243.15 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1856. Home port, Chicago, Illinois. 130.0 X 26.0 X 10.0.
      Merchant Vessel List of U. S. A., 1885

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Yankee Blade (Schooner), U27516, collision, 1 Sep 1871