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Thomas Parsons (Schooner), U14666, collision, 17 Aug 1869

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PARSONS, THOMAS Schooner, jibboom carried away by collision with Schooner W.F. ALLEN, at Chicago.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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The schr. F. ALLEN JR., lumber laden going up the Chicago River, collided with the schr. THOMAS PARSONS, corn loaded, going out, at the Rush St. bridge, on Saturday night. The former had her forerigging damaged and the latter her jibboom and headgear.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 18, 1869 3-4

Schooner THOMAS PARSONS. U. S. No. 14666. Of 350.00 gross tons; 332.50 tons net. Built Charlotte, N.Y., 1868. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 135.0 x 26.0 x 13.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Thomas Parsons (Schooner), U14666, collision, 17 Aug 1869