The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Fred Kelley (Propeller), collision, 1 May 1875

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The particulars of the disaster to the steam barge SWALLOW at Toledo have come to hand. On Tuesday afternoon, about 3:00, as the big steam double decker FRED KELLEY was passing around the lake Shore Elevators into the channel leading up the bayou to the Dayton and Michigan elevator, she struck on the bar nearly opposite Walbridge's Elevator. The SWALLOW was lying in the dock, and had just finished taking in her load, and was closing down her hatches preparatory to starting off. The engineer of the KELLEY pulled the throttle wide open, and she passed over the bar with such speed that it was impossible to stop her, and she struck the SWALLOW amidships, staving a hole in her side just below the water line, it is supposed, and inflicting other injuries.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      May 7, 1875

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.66394 Longitude: -83.55521
William R. McNeil
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Fred Kelley (Propeller), collision, 1 May 1875