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W. D. Cushing (Propeller), U26893, collision, 1 Sep 1869

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CUSHING, W.D. Propeller Tug, damaged by collision with Schooner REBECCA at Cleveland.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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During the gale on Wednesday, while the tug W.D. CUSHING, Capt. Aaron Goodwin, was approaching the schr. REBECCA near Cleveland, the foreboom pennant gave way, raking the pilot house of the tug to pieces and breaking its government safety valve. Capt. Goodwin narrowly escaped being killed. The tug S.S. COE, Capt. Pennington, went to the rescue of the CUSHING, and towed her into port. The REBECCA is bound for Detroit with a cargo of railroad iron and powder. - Cleve. Plain Dealer.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 11, 1869 3-5

Steam screw W.D. CUSHING. U. S. No. 26893. Of 39 tons gross; 16 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio 1868. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 62.3 x 16.2 x 6.5 Of 100 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
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W. D. Cushing (Propeller), U26893, collision, 1 Sep 1869