The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alma Munro (Propeller), C71239, collision, 26 Aug 1887

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Chicago.---Sunday morning the schooner RAINBOW was towed into port in a disabled condition, and about the same time the Canadian propeller ALMA MUNRO came in with a badly disfigured bow. The RAINBOW left here a few hours before, and had not lost sight of the harbor lights when she was run into by the MUNRO, carrying away her headgear. The MUNRO got the worst of the encounter, for the upper part of her stem was twisted off, all of the stanchions and rail on her starboard bow were smashed, and a large section of the forward part of her passenger cabin was torn out. The passengers were badly frightened.
      The Marine record
      Thurs. Sept. 1, 1887 p. 1

Steam screw ALMA MUNRO. Official canada No. 71239. Of 890 gross tons; 580 tons reg. Built at Port Dalhousie, Ont., 1873. Home port, Port Stanley, Ont. 176.4 x 26.1 x 11.4. Owned by H. Comfort, of St. Thomas, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada, on Dec. 31, 1886

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Alma Munro (Propeller), C71239, collision, 26 Aug 1887