The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Empire State (Propeller), collision, 25 Sep 1867

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The EMPIRE STATE collided with the schooner SPENCER near Grosse Point the 25th inst., and was severely damaged, but did not sink, being loaded with shingle bolts. One sailor was badly hurt, and the crew were taken on board the ORION and brought to Chicago. It is feared that the vessel will be lost in the rough weather, but the wrecking steamer G.W. WOOD was sent to tow her in. The vessel was worth $6,000.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Monday, September 30, 1867

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      The schooner H. SPENCER, reported in our last issue as injured by a collision with the propeller EMPIRE STATE, went ashore at Grosse Point, and could not be got off, making a total loss.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Tuesday, October 1, 1867

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07892 Longitude: -87.72256
William R. McNeil
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Empire State (Propeller), collision, 25 Sep 1867