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George Worthington (Schooner), U10223, sunk by collision, 22 Jul 1887


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Amherstburg, July 23 - The schr. GEORGE WORTHINGTON, of Detroit was sunk last night by a collision with the schr. GEORGE W. DAVIS, of Huron, off Colchester Reef, Lake Erie. The WORTHINGTON was light, and the DAVIS was loaded with iron ore. The crew of the WORTHINGTON took to their boats and got aboard of the DAVIS and were all saved. The WORTHINGTON had a bad hole stove in her and went down.
      The GEORGE WORTHINGTON is owned by Capt. Rice, of the stmb. MACKINAC, of Detroit. She had a tonnage of 220, was built in 1852, and rates B 1 ½.
      Detroit News
      July 23, 1887
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      The schooner GEORGE WORTHINGTON of Detroit was sunk last night in a collision with the ore laden schooner GEORGE W. DAVIS of Huron, off Colchester Reef, Lake Erie. The crew were all saved.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, July 23, 1887
     
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      The ALASKA came near running into the barge WORTHINGTON, which was sunk at Colchester without anything to mark her.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 25, 1887 6-1

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Amherstburg.---The barge GEORGE WORTHINGTON, of Detroit, was sunk Saturday night by a collision with the schooner GEORGE W. DAVIS, of Huron, off Colchester Reef, Lake Erie. The WORTHINGTON was light, and the DAVIS was loaded with iron ore. The crew of the WORTHINGTON took to their boats and got aboard the DAVIS and were all saved. The DAVIS was brought here by the tug WILCOX with her stem sprung and her jibboom gone. One pump kept her free. She will be towed to Fairport. The GEORGE WORTHINGTON was built at Euclid by Treat in 1852, measured 220 tons, owned by Whittaker of detroit and was valued at $3,000.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. July 28, 1887 p. 1

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Schooner GEORGE WORTHINGTON. U. S. No. 10223. Of 231.13 tons gross; 219.58 tons net. Built at Euclid Creek, Ohio in 1863. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 119.9 x 25.2 x 10.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1885


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Freight: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1887
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McN.W.13494
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.933333 Longitude: -82.893055
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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George Worthington (Schooner), U10223, sunk by collision, 22 Jul 1887