The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Avon (Propeller), U105733, collision, 17 Nov 1887

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Buffalo.---On arriving in port last Thursday night the propeller AVON, of the Union Line, struck the schooner MIDDLESEX as she lay loal-laden at the lighthouse pier and crushed her badly on the starboard side from forefast to mainmast. She was not damaged so but that temporary repairs enabled her to make her trip to Milwaukee, however, and a suryey 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 in the wind.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 24, 1887 p. 1

Steam screw AVON. U. S. No. 105733. Of 1702.33 tons gross; 1538.84 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1877. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 251.1 x 35.4 x 15.1. Of 500 nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Avon (Propeller), U105733, collision, 17 Nov 1887