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Ivanhoe (Steamboat), U100042, collision, 7 Aug 1887

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Chicago.---Monday evening the steamer IVANHOE and the schooner SCOTIA collided in the river just as the excursion boat was leaving on it's evening trip on the Lake. The IVANHOE had left its moorings at the Clark Street bridge and steamed up the river, near the Wells St. bridge, in order to have room to head about. The decks were filled with passengers who were bent on the evening's enjoyment. The Wells Street bridge opened as the IVANHOE neared it to let the SCOTIA through on its way down the river. The signals of the tug and the steamer were misunderstood, and the two boats came together. The jibboom of the SCOTIA being carried away. Some slight damage was inflicted on the IVANHOE. The SCOTIA was delayed in port while a new jibboom was being made and fixed.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Aug. 11, 1887 p. 1

Steam Paddle IVANHOE. U. S. No. 100042. Of 277.84 tons gross; 200.94 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1868. Home port, Houghton, Mich. Of 213 horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Ivanhoe (Steamboat), U100042, collision, 7 Aug 1887