The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Excelsior (Ferry), collision, 1 Jun 1877


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Monday night the scow J.F. JONES loaded with wood in sailing down the river missed stays off the foot of Woodward Avenue, and ran into the ferry boat EXCELSIOR, which was lying at her wharf. She struck the ferry boat amidships of the gent's cabin, crushing in her stanchions, bulwarks, demolishing a fine plate glass window, panel work, seating, etc., and damaging her to the extent of $150 The JONES was seized by Deputy U.S. Marshal Cash P. Taylor, and is now held at this port.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 6, 1977

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $150
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1877
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16502
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Excelsior (Ferry), collision, 1 Jun 1877