The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Manistee (Propeller), U90311, collision, 24 May 1872

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Milwaukee, May 25, - A dispatch from Milwaukee says the schooner S. ROBINSON from Chicago bound for Kingston with a cargo fo 16,000 bushels of corn, was run down by the Engleman Transportation Co. propeller MANISTEE, about 40 miles east of this port yesterday afternoon, the schooner was struck amidships and sank in 10 minutes. The crew barely escaped with their lives. The S. ROBINSON was owned in Chicago, and was insured for $10,000; the cargo was also fully insured A dense fog prevailed at the time of the disaster.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, May 27, 1872

Steam screw MANISTEE. * U. S. No. 90311. Of 677.10 tons gross; 413.47 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1867. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      * Denotes vessel Lost, Wrecked or otherwise out of service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured ?
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Manistee (Propeller), U90311, collision, 24 May 1872