The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Middlesex (Schooner), U91307, collision, 17 Nov 1887

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Buffalo.---On arriving at port last Thursday night the propeller AVON, of the Union Line, struck the schooner MIDDLESEX as she lay coal-laden at the lighthouse pier and crushed her badly on the starboard side from foremast to mainmast. She was not damaged so but that temporary repairs enabled her to make her trip to Milwaukee, however, and a survey was held, fixing the damages at $450, which will probably fall on the AVON, though the accident was caused by a current or sudden change of wind.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 24, 1887 p. 1

Schooner MIDDLESEX. U. S. No. 91307. Of 618 gross tons; 587 tons net. Built St. Clair, Mich. 1881. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 186.0 x 32.5 x 12.4.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $450
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Middlesex (Schooner), U91307, collision, 17 Nov 1887