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Nevada (Propeller), U130218, collision, 16 May 1887

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The schooner C.A. KING, disabled and leaking badly, arrived here on Tuesday, in tow of the tug SWEEPSTAKES. She is ore laden from St. Ignace. Monday morning just at daybreak, she was run into by the steamer NEVADA, off Skilligalee. The NEVADA lost her foremast and mainmast, and carried away the KING's jibboom, bowsprit, cat-head and windlass bit. The steamer then swung clear of the KING, but recognised the perilous situation and cut the tow-line with an axe. When the wreckage was cleared away, the NEVADA took the KING in tow, but afterwards turned her over to the SWEEPSTAKES.
      The Marine Record
      May 19, 1887 p.1

Propeller NEVADA, Home port, Buffalo and owned by Kelderhouse, built in 1882 and class as A 2. On May 15,1887 the propeller with a cargo of ore, was in a collision upon Lake Michigan. Damaged partially $2,500.
      1887 Casualty List (partial loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

Steam screw NEVADA. U. S. No. 130218. Of 634.24 tons gross; 504.08 tons net. Built Bay City, Mich., 1882. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 186.0 x 30.0 x 2.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Freight: ore
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.6764 Longitude: -85.17312
William R. McNeil
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Nevada (Propeller), U130218, collision, 16 May 1887