The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Erie (Schooner), collision, 16 Jul 1869

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On Saturday afternoon an extraordinary collision took place on the St. Clair River some little distance below the mouth of Black River. The strong south wind was dragging the schooner J.F. CARD up the river when opposite White's Dock she became unmanageable. The wind still driving her, the J.C. CARD struck the stern of the schooner ROSA ANN, lying in the channel, and from her sheered off and struck the schooner ERIE, another schooner at anchor in the stream. The first named schooner was somewhat injured and the ERIE was struck with such great force as to be driven from her anchorage, up out of the water, and lifted up almost high and dry on the piles below the dock. Her stern was stove in clear down to the transom, her rudder broken as well as her gaff and boom and her mainsail badly torn. The schooner J.C. CARD was but little injured and as soon as she could disengage herself, proceeded on her course. The schooner ERIE was removed from her strange quarters on Monday and is undergoing repairs.
      Port Huron Times
      July 16, 1869 3-3

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William R. McNeil
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Erie (Schooner), collision, 16 Jul 1869