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Odd Fellow (Schooner), collision, 1 May 1849

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ODD FELLOW Schooner, came into the St. Clair River, with her bowsprit, cutwater and forward stanchions all carried away, having been in collision with the Brig EUREKA. May 1, 1849.
      Casualty List for 1849
      Erik Hyle's private papers
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The brig EUREKA arrived at this port yesterday from Black River, Michigan. The brig ODD FELLOW ran into the EUREKA on Lake Huron, and by the collision lost her bowsprit. The ODD FELLOW was from this port loaded with produce from Buffalo. A short time before the collision, Captain Marvin Anderson of the ODD FELLOW, in undertaking to overhaul some rigging on the deck of his vessel, which was covered with ice, fell, striking the back of his head; which rendered him perfectly insensible. He died, subsequently at Port Huron. - - - Chicago Dem.
      Daily True Democrat (Cleveland)
      Wednesday, May 16, 1849

FATAL ACCIDENT.---The Detroit Free Press of Tuesday says:--The SULTANA came in from above Sunday night having in tow the brig ODD FELLOW with colors at half mast, on account of the death of Capt. Marvin Anderson, which was caused in the following manner. On Thursday of week before last in a heavy sea on Saginaw Bay, Capt. Anderson undertook to overhaul some of the rigging on the deck of the vessel, which at the time was covered with ice, when his foot slipped and he fell striking the back part of his head and rendering him perfectly insensible. The ODDFELLOW shortly after had her bowsprit carried away by the brig EUREKA, and has been at Port Huron since repairing, where medical attention was provided for Capt. Anderson. He died Sunday afternoon. He was from Oswego and had a wife on board the vessel.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, May 10, 1849

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    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
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Odd Fellow (Schooner), collision, 1 May 1849