The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Winslow (Propeller), collision, 11 Nov 1871

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Propeller WINSLOW, damaged severely in upper works by collision with schrs. KATE HINCHMAN and TRAVELLER, near Port Huron.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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COLLISION. - The propeller WINSLOW, from Lake Superior, arrived here yesterday in a badly damaged condition. Her cabin on the starboard side is seriously demolished for about 40 feet, the pilot house shattered and broken, and one of her arches broken. Capt. McCrae states that shortly after entering the St. Clair River, early Sunday morning, he discovered the tug BROCKWAY, with a downward tow, immediately in advance, and was obliged to slow his steamer to prevent running upon it, as he was unable to pass, owing to several vessels anchored in the stream. The steamer, shortly after being slowed, drifted with the current beyond control, and came in collision with the schooners KATE HINCHMAN and TRAVELER, which were anchored in the stream, and took the jibbooms and bowsprits from each of them. The Detroit Post says that the attention of vessel masters has been called, time out of mind, to the gross carelessness of anchoring in mid channel at a point where a strong current prevails, and where steamers and vessels are almost constantly passing.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, November 15, 1871

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Winslow (Propeller), collision, 11 Nov 1871