Comet (Propeller), collision, 13 Aug 1869
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Propeller COMET damaged in hull by collision with Steamer SILVER SPRAY, Lake Huron.
Marine Disasters on the Western
Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall
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On the night of Friday the 13th, a collision occurred in the lake just above the lighthouse, between the prop. COMET, of the Green Bay and Buffalo Line, bound up and the steamer SILVER SPRAY, running between Sarnia and Goderich, bound down. The latter boat was badly injured and sunk soon after the catastrophe, her passengers, numbering about 50, being taken on board the COMET who sustained only trifling injuries. No lives were lost and fortunately no one was hurt. The SPRAY lies buoyed in pretty deep water the top of her spar being about 12 feet under. She is gradually working down towards the river, as the
current where she sunk is very strong. If she reaches the deep water at the rapids it is not likely that it will be possible to go by her.
Port Huron Times
August 20, 1869 3-4
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- William R. McNeil
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