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Granger (Schooner), U85376, struck bridge, 1 Nov 1883

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On Thursday last about 6 a.m., the schooner GRANGER, lumber laden, coming up the river in tow of the tug G.W. PARKER, collided with the Rush Street bridge. The jibboom of the schooner struck the bridge near the center, breaking the bridge and causing it to fall on the pier, carrying with it the schooner's jibboom and headgear. The accident was occasioned through some misunderstanding of signals between the tug and the steambarge. BUISNESS, outward bound, in consequence of which both vessels were trying to get through the south draw of the bridge at the same time. The steambarge was uninjured and proceeded on her voyage. There was a dense fog at the time making it impossible to see the lights on the boats. - Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 29, 1883

Schooner GRANGER. U. S. No. 85376. Of 366.58 tons gross; 348.26 tons net. Built Two Rivers, Wis., 1874. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 155.0 x 29.0 x 10.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: struck bridge
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Granger (Schooner), U85376, struck bridge, 1 Nov 1883