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Nelson (Propeller), sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1866

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NELSON Propeller Tug, sunk by collision with Tug ---?--- at Chicago, November 1866. Raised. Property loss $1,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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      COLLISION - SINKING OF A TUG. - During the continuance of a heavy fog which overhung the city and lake at an early hour yesterday morning, the tug ADA ALLEN collided with the tug NELSON off the North Pier. The former struck the latter abreast of the pilot house, and with such force as to completely demolish that part of the unlucky vessel, and she sunk almost instantaneously. Fortunately no lives were lost, the crew of the tug escaping on the vessel ADA ALLEN. The sunken tug belonged to Messrs. Gran & Johnson, of this city, and will be raised immediately. The ADA ALLEN was uninjured. - Chicago Times, 10th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, November 12, 1866

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Reason: sunk by collision
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Raised
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Nelson (Propeller), sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1866