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Antares (Schooner), U366, collision, 17 Jun 1883

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Grand Haven, June 18.- The Schooner IRONSIDES, of Muskegon, lumber laden, enroute to Chicago, and the Schooner ANTARES, light, bound for Muskegon, collided twenty five miles off Grand Haven at 9 o'clock last night during a dense fog. Both vessels were damaged to the extent of several hundred Dollars. The ANTARES came in here for repairs. The IRONSIDES kept on her way to Chicago. -- Grand Haven Report.
      Marine Record
      June 23, 1883

Grand Haven, Mich., June 18. -- This morning at 9 o'clock the schooner ANTARES, of Chicago, made this port, light, with her starboard bow cut and broken up to five planks below her plank sheer, and all her headgear down and broken. The schooner IRONSIDES, of Chicago, lumber loaded, ran into her last night at 9 o'clock, thirty five miles off this port, in a thick fog, and also lost her jibboom. The damage to the ANTARES will be about $400.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, June 1883

Schooner ANTARES. Of 128 tons. Built at Cattaraugus by C. Stevens in 1852. Home port, Chicago. Owned by Robinson & others. Class, B 2. value $1,800. REMARKS, -- Repaired in 1869 and 1871.
      Association of lake Underwriters
      Vessel Classification register, 1876
Schooner ANTARES. U. S. No. 366. Of 128.62 tons gross; 122.19 tons net. Built Irving, Mich., 1863. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 96.4 x 21.6 x 9.2.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
Schooner ANTARES. U. S. No. 366. Of 176 tons gross. Built Cattaraugus, N.Y., in 1852, by Charles Stevens.
96.4 x 21.6 x 9.2. NOTES :-- Also listed as built Irving, N.Y., 1863.
      Herman Runge List

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.06307 Longitude: -86.22839
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Antares (Schooner), U366, collision, 17 Jun 1883