The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Imperial (Schooner), U12667, collision, 1 Jun 1883

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The collision between the schooners C.A. KING and IMPERIAL off the Foxes during a thick fog was more serious than at first supposed, both vessels being badly damaged
      Marine Record
      June 30, 1883

Northport, Mich., June 16. - The schooner IMPERIAL collided with the schooner C.A. KING off Cat Head Thursday night. The IMPERIAL broke her stem, and is water-logged. She was towed here by the steamer CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS. She has sent for the ARCTIC, and will tow to Manitowoc after discharging her deck load. The KING was not damaged much. She has gone to Sheboygan. The captain of the IMPERIAL clims the KING was to blame.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, June 1883
Schooner IMPERIAL. U. S. No. 12667. Of 299.39 tons gross; 284.43 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1857. Home port. Manitowoc, Wis. 135.0 x 30.0 x 11.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.44083 Longitude: -85.87981
William R. McNeil
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Imperial (Schooner), U12667, collision, 1 Jun 1883