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City of Madison (Propeller), U4350, struck dock, 7 Jul 1871

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COLLISION - The propeller CITY OF MADISON, loaded with pig iron from Lake Superior, bound up, ran into Bromflow's & Bates' Dock, Mackinac, while coming into port on the evening of the 7th. She struck the centre of the pier, and ran her nose in about 11 feet, cutting through three caps, and shoving the flooring and stringers out of place for fifty feet. The damage is estimated at from $300 to $500. Mr. Bates had just finished repairing his dock at an expense of about $2,000. A lady and gentleman who were sitting on a stick of timber, very near the end of the dock, at the time the boat struck, narrowly escaped being killed They had to run for their lives, while the planks and timbers were moving under their feet. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, July 17, 1871

Steam screw CITY OF MADISON. U. S. No. 4350. Of 487.23 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: struck dock
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured ?
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.7839 Longitude: -84.72783
William R. McNeil
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City of Madison (Propeller), U4350, struck dock, 7 Jul 1871