The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dean Richmond (Propeller), collision, 28 Jun 1865

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COLLISION ON THE LAKE - Wednesday last a very disastrous collision occurred on Lake Erie, between the propellers DEAN RICHMOND and ILLINOIS. the DEAN RICHMOND ran into and sunk the ILLINOIS about midnight. Each party lay the blame on the other. The crew and passengers of the ILLINOIS were all rescued. The sunken boat is in two and a half fathoms of water, and a lighter from Detroit has gone to her assistance. The cargo consisted of 3,250 barrels flour 100 barrels wheat, 50 bales of rags, &c. She is owned by the Detroit and Buffalo Transportation Company and fully insured.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Monday, July 3, 1865

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      THE PROPELLER ILLINOIS - This propeller, sunk off Point Pelee, Lake Erie, a few days since by colliding with the DEAN RICHMOND, is going to pieces. Her cargo is a complete loss, but it is hoped to recover her machinery, etc. The wrecking steamer MAGNET, Capt. Hodges, is now at work for that object.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Monday, July 10, 1865

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Dean Richmond (Propeller), collision, 28 Jun 1865