The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
David Vance (Schooner), U6855, collision, 14 Jun 1883

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The schr. J.B. PENFIELD collided with the schr. DAVID VANCE during the fog off Pt. au Sable Tuesday night. The PENFIELD lost her jibboom, bowsprit and fore topmast, her jibboom falling on the VANCE's deck. The VANCE had her fore-rigging on the port side carried away and her foresail badly torn.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 15, 1883 3-8

The schooners J.B. PENFIELD and DAVID VANCE collided during a fog yesterday, off Point au Sauble. The PENFIELD lost her jibboom, bowsprit, and topmast, and the VANCE had her fore-rigging and her foresail damaged. Both vessels arrived today, the PENFIELD in tow of the VANCE. -- Inter Ocean.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, June 1883
Schooner DAVID VANCE. U. S. No. 6855. Of 774.76 gross tons; 736.03 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis., 1874. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 206.0 x 33.0 x 14.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.67219 Longitude: -86.14183
William R. McNeil
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David Vance (Schooner), U6855, collision, 14 Jun 1883