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Phoenix (Schooner), collision, 24 Nov 1887

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The schooner PHOENIX is wrecked off Chicago.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, November 25, 1887

Chicago.---The schooner PHOENIX, which was damaged by collision off this port and brought up at anchor off Thirty-first Street, after having been deserted by her crew, who came ashore in the yawl, was brought into port by the tug MORFORD.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Dec. 1, 1887 p. 1

Schooner PHOENIX of 206 tons. Home port, Chicago. Built 1868 and classed B 1. On November 24, 1887 vessel with a cargo of lumber was in collision on Lake Michigan. Property loss, hull $2,500
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

Chicago.---At the Chicago Dry Dock Co's docks the schooner HIGGIE went out and was replaced by the wreck of the schooner PHOENIX, which was towed up the river by the tug T.T. MORFORD from the Central slip, where she has been lying since she was towed into port. Some weeks ago, the cargo of lumber in her hold prevented her from sinking. This will be taken out, and if she is worth repairing, repairs will be made on her.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Dec. 15, 1887 p. 1

      Chicago. --- At the Chicago Drydock Company's, the schooner PHOENIX, received temporary repairs and went out of dock to get unloaded.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Dec. 22, 1887 p. 1

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Phoenix (Schooner), collision, 24 Nov 1887