The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gazelle (Schooner), collision, 23 Jul 1853

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THE GALE ON LAKE MICHIGAN.--The Chicago Tribune says:-"The wind veered round to the north-east about 11 o'clock on Sunday night, and commenced blowing a gale. A large fleet of vessels from the lumber ports arrived yesterday, most of them having met with no damage. The lake was very rough during the day, and the waves broke on the beach in great fury. As yet we have heard of no serious accident among the shipping.
Schooner GAZELLE, of Milwaukee, from Grand River, while sailing up the river was obliged to let go her anchor near Wells Street bridge, to prevent runing into a canal boat that was hauling across the stream. Her anchor failed to stop her headway, and she got foul of a vessel lying at the dock, breaking the GAZELLE's top-sail yard. (part of article.)
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, July 28, 1853

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Gazelle (Schooner), collision, 23 Jul 1853