The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Equinox (Propeller), sunk by collision, 19 Oct 1870

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The prop. EQUINOX, bound down and the bark LAFRINIER in tow, bound up, collided in the St. Clair River, Wednesday afternoon. The propeller was sunk, and the bark lost her head gear and will repair at Port Huron.
      Buffalo Evening Post
      Saturday, October 22, 1870 2-5

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      A dispatch from Detroit today announces that the prop. EQUINOX of the Union Steamboat Co.'s line, bound down, and the bark LAFRANIER, bound up, collided in St. Clair River yesterday. The propeller sunk and the bark lost her head gear. She will repair at Port Huron.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 21, 1870 3-6

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The propeller EQUINOX bound down from Saginaw, collided with the bark LA FRINIER in the Southeast Bend of the St. Clair River, resulting in the sinking of the propeller and the loss of the jibboom and bowsprit and head gear of the bark . The propeller was run on the bank and lies with her stern under water. The steamer GENERAL SHERIDAN has been taking off her cargo of 3500 pounds of salt and 1,500 shingles. The bark was in tow of the tug STRANGER and returned to Detroit for repairs.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, October 28, 1870

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Reason: sunk by collision
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William R. McNeil
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Equinox (Propeller), sunk by collision, 19 Oct 1870