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B. W. Blanchard (Propeller), collision, 8 May 1873

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Detroit, May 8 - The propeller BLANCHARD from Buffalo for Chicago and the propeller ARAZONA from Sault Ste. Marie for Buffalo, collided today at noon at the head of the St. Clair Flats, the latter sinking in four fathoms, she was laden with flour and wheat.
      The Toronto Mail
      Friday, May 9, 1873
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      The props. BLANCHARD and ARIZONA collided just above St. Clair Flats esterday. The ARIZONA sunk in 2 1/2 fathoms of water. She had on board, loaded last fall, 26,000 bu. No. 1 Duluth wheat, on which there was insurance of $34,450 in various agencies in this city. There was $48,000 insured on the hull, also in the agencies in this city.
      The ARIZONA was 870 tons burthen and built at Cleveland by Quayle & Martin in 1868. Owned by F.G. Gardner, of Chicago. Valued at $50,000; class A1.
      Later - The collision occurred at 1:30 P.M. yesterday. The ARIZONA's bows are on the bank, the stern is in 21 ft. of water. There is water on her decks to within 30 ft. of her bows. The grain is all wet. The BLANCHARD was not hurt in the least.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 9, 1873 3-5

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B. W. Blanchard (Propeller), collision, 8 May 1873