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Josephine (Schooner), U13274, sunk by collision, 18 May 1892

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Sault Ste. Marie. May 18. - Schooners JOSEPHINE and ALOHA collide at Lake George Flats this morning and the JOSEPHINE went to the bottom. The collision occurred very nearly where SUSAN E. PECK sank last season, completely blocking Lake Superior navigation for a week. The channel is nearly blocked and vessels must use extreme caution in passing the wreck. This is the first collision in Soo River this season.
      The schooner JOSEPHINE, which is reported sunk today in the Soo River is an old vessel, built in 1857 and owned by Toledo parties. She registers 280 tons, and is valued at about $4,000 and rates B 1, Plus.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, May 18, 1892

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Manitowoc, June 25 - The schooner JOSEPHINE, which collided with the schooner ALOHA at the Sault a month ago, has received repairs amounting to $2,000 here.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, June 26, 1892

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      On May 18, 1892, the schooner JOSEPHINE, loaded with pulp wood in tow of the tug W. H. SEYMOUR, collided with the schooner ALOHA, in tow of the propeller CHARLES HEBARD in the lower end of Big Lake George.
      The JOSEPHINE was sunk. Frank Perry, the vessel's owner, has brought suit in the United States District Court, at Detroit against Charles and Charles S. Hebard, owners of the propeller for $4,000 damages.
      Marine Record
      January 17, 1895
Schooner JOSEPHINE. U. S. No. 13274. Of 295.11 tons gross; 280.36 tons net. Built Wilson, N.Y., 1857. Home port, Toledo, Ohio. 136.5 x 26.2 x 11.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1889

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.45002 Longitude: -84.13336
William R. McNeil
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Josephine (Schooner), U13274, sunk by collision, 18 May 1892