The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Robert Hollister (Brig), struck pier, 14 Apr 1853

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DISASTER. - The Chicago Press, of the 15th, says-- The brig ROBERT HOLLISTER from Grand River, while entering the harbor, yesterday morning, struck the north pier near the light house. The sea was running high and the wind blowing a gale at the time. Two schooners were coming in at the same moment, and the brig being close hauled to avoid running into them, she broached to and gave the pier a hard bump. The vessel had her bulwarks on her starboard bow stove in even with the deck, broke off two of her staunchions, and injured some of her head-rigging.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 18, 1853

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Reason: struck pier
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Robert Hollister (Brig), struck pier, 14 Apr 1853