The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Andromeda (Schooner), struck bridge, 1 Apr 1853

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The schr. ANDROMEDA, of and from Two Rivers, with a cargo of lumber, shingles and lath, while being towed up the river at Chicago, on Saturday afternoon by the tug KOSSUTH, got afoul of Wells St. bridge. The wind was blowing hard at the time, and the channel being obstructed by the passing of a canal boat, the tug lost her headway, and the schooner drifted down upon the bridge. Her larboard anchor being upon the bow, one of the flukes caught round a spile, and the vessel carried away her cathead, head railing, broke one of the stanchions, and stove in the bulwarks. The damage to the bridge was slight.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 13, 1853

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Reason: struck bridge
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber, shingles
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Andromeda (Schooner), struck bridge, 1 Apr 1853