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Marshall F. Butters (Propeller), U91408, collision, 1 Sep 1883


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A COSTLY COLLISION.
      Sinking of a Grain Loaded Canaler.
A collision, with serious results, occurred in the South Branch at about 5 o'clock last evening. The steambarge BUTTERS was proceeding along the river and, at the City Elevator, collided with the lrge canalboat FRIENDSHIP, staving in her starboard side. The boat immediately filled and sank despite all efforts to prevent it. Her cargo is 6,200 bushels of No. 2 corn, and it is all, of course, wet and ruined. The cargo is from Seneca, and is owned by N.J. Rulison, of Seneca, who also owns the boat. The value of the corn is $3,296, and it is fully insured in the Thames and Mersey, one of the "Big 4" companies. The boat can be raised, and operations to that end will be commenced this morning.
      The officers of the FRIENDSHIP hold the BUTTERS wholly responsible for the disaster and loss, and will ask her owners to pay for it.
      J.W. hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, September, 1883



The canalboat FRIENDSHIP, corn laden, was run into and sunk at her dock at the foot of Maxwell Street, by the steambarge M.F. BUTTERS, on Friday evening last. -- Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      Sept. 20, 1883



Steam screw MARSHALL F. BUTTERS. U. S. No. 91408. Of 376.39 tons gross; 229.19 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1882. Home port, Ludington, Mich. 164.0 x 30.0 x 10.0 of 275 Nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     
     


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1883
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Local identifier:
McN.W.10304
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Marshall F. Butters (Propeller), U91408, collision, 1 Sep 1883