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American Union (Schooner), U307, collision, 1 Oct 1871


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Schooner AMERICAN UNION, damaged by collision with an unknown vessel in the Straits.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      ASHORE IN THE STRAITS. - The captain of an up-ward bound propeller, reports a number of vessels ashore in the Straits of Mackinac--the result of the recent gales and smoky atmosphere. The schooner JAMES GARRETT and AMERICAN UNION, the former loaded with lumber and the latter with grain, are ashore at Beaver Island, the UNION dismasted.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, October 17, 1871

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      THE AMERICAN UNION DISASTER. - The misfortune relative to this vessel is as follows: On the passage down, and when in the locality of the Straits, she had a collision with an unknown vessel, carrying away her mainboom, a few stanchion and anchor stock. She has repaired at Clark's dry dock, Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, October 18, 1871


Schooner AMERICAN UNION. U. S. No. 307. Of 543.34 tons gross; 516.18 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1862. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 185.5 x 24.8 x 12.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886
     


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Damaged
Date of Original:
1871
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McN.W.6227
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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American Union (Schooner), U307, collision, 1 Oct 1871