The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cheney Ames (Schooner), collision, 1 Nov 1887

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Manitowoc.---The schooners GEORGE BOYCE and CHENEY AMES collided in mid-lake, eight miles north of Sheboygan. The BOYCE was loaded with lumber, and bound for Chicago. The AMES was light, and bound for Escanaba. The AMES and the schooner BERTIE CALKINS left Sheboygan together, and an hour later the lookout on the AMES sighted the BOYCE, but thought it was the CALKINS and did not discover his mistake until it was too late. The damage to the BOYCE is the loss of her jibboom, and cathead. She will be repaird here. The AMES lost all her headgear, had nine stanchions broken, sprung her foremast, and her full damage cannot be estimated until a survey is held.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 24, 1887 p. 1

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
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Remarks: Damaged
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Cheney Ames (Schooner), collision, 1 Nov 1887