The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lady Dufferin (Schooner), collision, 1 Jul 1883

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Tuesday Evening about 7 p.m. the schooner LADY DUFFERIN, of Port Burwell, Capt. John McPherson, was coming up the river with a cargo of posts in tow of the Tug C. HALLIDAY, and when approaching State Street bridge, the steamship TEMPEST swung across the river and collided with her, breaking several planks forward, and probably some frames, which will be ascertained when she is unloaded. - Chicago Report
      Marine Record
      July 19, 1883

The cost of repairs to the Canadian schooner LADY DUFFERIN will be $400. The responsibility for the collision is not yet placed. The steambarge TEMPEST claims she was not in fault. The DUFFERIN is at Miller Bros., shipyard, where the repairs will be made. The tug HALLIDAY had the DUFFERIN in tow whn the TEMPEST struck the DUFFERIN.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, July 1883

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Reason: collision
Freight: posts
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Lady Dufferin (Schooner), collision, 1 Jul 1883