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Hercules (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Jun 1883


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The schooner HERCULES was sunk near St. Clair Flats on Wednesday afternoon by a collision with the steamer CLARION.
      Port Hurnon Daily Times
      Thursday, June 7, 1883
     

      the Detroit Free Press says-" At about 6 o'clock on Wednesday evening the Propeller CLARION, bound up, collided with the Schooner HERCULES, which was sailing up, and damaged her to such an extent that she filled and went to the bottom at once, giving the crew barely time to save themselves. It was broad daylight at the time, and great indignation is manifested by those who saw the accident, against the officer in charge of the propeller. Two of the HERCULES' crew got aboard the propeller, and were taken to Port Huron. They state that the captain offered them good wages with nothing to do, if they would go with him to Milwaukee, but they refused and returned here. The HERCULES lies on her starboard side a short distance above the Club House, on the Canada side of the St. Clair River. The hull is completely under water, and the topmasts broken. Her sails are set. The schooner belongs to J.M, Jones, of this city, and is insured against total loss only."
      Marine Record
      June 16, 1883


The Schooner HERCULES, which was run down over a week ago by the iron Propeller CLARION, at South Bend, is still on the bottom of the river. No settlement has yet been made with the steamboat company, as they want the owner of the schooner to accept about half her value, to which he will not agree. It is not likely that she will be raised, as her owner looks on her as a total loss, and unless the owners of the CLARION or the insurance companies raise her, she will remain where she is.- Free Press
      Marine Record
      June 23, 1883




Brig HERCULES. Of 222 tons. Built Hamilton, Ont., 1863, by A.M. Robertson. 106.3 x 22.9 x 10.6. Owned by E. Zealand Jnr.
Registers Notes:- Sunk by Collision with steamer CLARION in June, 1883 on St. Clair River. She was a total loss, with everything on board.
      Register of the Port of Hamilton
      National Archives of Canada, Ottawa
     
     


     
     
     



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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1883
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McN.W.10172
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Hercules (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Jun 1883