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George W. Davis (Schooner), U85251, collision, 22 Jul 1887


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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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      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 1/2.
      Detroit News
      July 23, 1887


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Damaged
Date of Original:
1887
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13495
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.933333 Longitude: -82.893055
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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George W. Davis (Schooner), U85251, collision, 22 Jul 1887