The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
H. J. Jewett (Propeller), U95712, collision, 9 Sep 1894

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Mackinaw City, Sept. 10 - The big wooden stmr. ROBERT MILLS and the Union Liner H.J. JEWETT collided about 2:30 yesterday afternoon near Waugoshence Light, in the Straits of Mackinac. The MILLS was seriously injured and run ashore. The JEWETT's iron hull had apparently suffered no injury and she went on her way. The collision occurred in the thick fog which hung on the lake. The MILLS was bound up with a cargo of coal and the JEWETT has package freight and grain from Chicago to Buffalo. The MILLS passed Mackinaw City at 1:30 this afternoon and the JEWETT reported here at 6:00 P.M., over 3 hours after the collision. The wrecker FAVORITE, with steam pumps and a diver, has been ordered to the MILLS. The injured boat is owned by Mills & Co. of Buffalo and is a
large size wooden steamer.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      September 10, 1894 7-1

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Steam paddle H.J. JEWETT. U. S. No. 95712. Of 953.58 tons gross; 1722.20 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1882. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 265.0 x 39.7 x 13.6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

NOTE:-- the H.J. JEWETT is listed as a steam paddle in the Merchant Vessel List of 1884, 1885 and 1886, but from [my next list] 1889 onward she appears as a steam screw.

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: packages, grain
Remarks: Uninjured
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William R. McNeil
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H. J. Jewett (Propeller), U95712, collision, 9 Sep 1894