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J. F. Card (Schooner), U12778, collision, 14 May 1900

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Alpena, May 13 - The schr. J.F. CARD which arrived today, was in collision with the stm. SEYMOUR last night on Lake Huron. The CARD has her rigging damaged and is leaking badly. She was towed in by the stm. NORSEMAN and the tug RALPH. The damage to the SEYMOUR is not known, as she proceeded in the darkness without reporting the extent of her injuries.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 14, 1900 8-1

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The schooner J. F. CARD is in drydock at Manitowoc for the repairs of a collision damage. While coming up Lake Huron with coal for Manistee she was run into by the steamer HIAWATHA during a fog and had her stem broken and jib-boom carried away.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      June 12, 1900

Schooner J.F. CARD. U. S. No. 12778. Of 276 tons gross; 262 tons net. Built Vermilion, Ohio, 1864. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 137.0 x 25,8 x 10.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900

NOTE:-- Sounds like the same casualty ???

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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J. F. Card (Schooner), U12778, collision, 14 May 1900