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Hercules (Schooner), collision, 5 Nov 1872


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Kingston, Nov. 6 - The schooner HERCULES, which left here yesterday evening for Hamilton with railroad iron, ran into the schooner A. MEDBURY, near Snake Island, cutting her almost in two. The MEDBURY sank in about 3 minutes, giving the sailors barely time to save their lives. The MEDBURY was loaded with salt for Chicago. The HERCULES was so badly damaged that she had to be towed into port by the tug MIXER. The MEDBURY was insured for $5,000 in the Merchantile Marine Insurance Co. of Cleveland. Her freight list and cargo were insured in the British Amercian for $3,900.
      The Toronto Mail
      Thursday, November 7, 1872



The schooner HERCULES, which left Kingston Tuesday evening for Hamilton with railroad iron, ran into the schooner A. MEDBURY, near Snake Island, cutting her almost in two. The MEDBURY sailors had barely time to save their lives. The MEDBURY was loaded with salt for Chicago. The HERCULES was so badly damaged that she had to be towed into port by the tug MIXER.
      St. Catharines Evening Journal
      November 7, 1872


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: railroad iron
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1872
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16019
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.190833 Longitude: -76.543055
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Hercules (Schooner), collision, 5 Nov 1872