The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Traveler (Schooner), collision, 11 Nov 1871

Full Text

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

      . . . . .

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

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damaged
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Shipwreck news
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Traveler (Schooner), collision, 11 Nov 1871