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Driver (Schooner), U6201, collision, 1 May 1883

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On Friday last the Schooner DRIVER in tow of the Tug CHICAGO, ran into the Propeller ARMENIA, of the Merchants Line of Montreal & Chicago, near the Kinzie Street railway bridge, where she was waiting to get to the Fulton Elevator to unload her cargo of barley from Toronto. The DRIVER's jibboom and headgear were carried away, and the ARMENIA's cabin aft and rail,etc.,were badly damaged, the jibboom of the DRIVER making its way through the purser's office and raising the roof over his head.
      Marine Record
      May 26, 1883

Schooner DRIVER. U. S. No. 6201. Of 137 tons gross; 130 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1856. Home port Sheboygan, Wis. 103.0 x 26.0 x 1.10 Owned by H. Halverson.
      Great Lakes Register, 1900

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Reason: collision
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Driver (Schooner), U6201, collision, 1 May 1883