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Clipper City (Schooner), U4347, collision, 1 Sep 1874

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Schooner CLIPPER CITY, damaged by collision with schooner CHAPMAN at Muskegon, September 1874. Property loss $1,000
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

Schooner CLIPPER CITY. U. S. No. 4347. Of 126 tons gross. Built Manitowoc, 1854 by S. Bates. 101.7 27.8 x 7.5. Sunk, waterlogged in branch of Chicago River and abandoned in 1885.
      Herman Runge Notes

Last of a Pioneer.-- Chicago papers announce that on Monday the hull of the old schooner Clipper City was towed out into the lake by the tug Tom Brown and beached at the foot of Chicago avenue. Many local vesselmen remember the Clipper City in her palmy days, and the interest which her advent excited, not alone because of her handsome appearance but because she marked the introduction of an inovation (sic) in the lumber-carrying trade, that of making the deck capacity equal to the capacity of the hold; in other words, she introduced the practice of carrying huge quantities of lumber on deck, and for that reason was regarded as a little wonder.
      Detroit Free Press
      Thursday, June 11, 1896

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Reason: collision
Hull damage: $1,000
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.23418 Longitude: -86.24839
William R. McNeil
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Clipper City (Schooner), U4347, collision, 1 Sep 1874