Schooner TRAVELLER, lost jibboom and bowsprit by collision with propeller WINSLOW near Port Huron, schooner KATE HINCHMAN was also damaged by the same collision.
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 schrs. 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