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Homer D. Alverson (Schooner), U95847, collision, 28 May 1885

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The schooner HOMER D. ALVERSON was hit by the A.L. HOPKINS in the St. Clair River, just above Southeast Bend on her maiden trip, carrying 50,200 bushels of wheat on a 14 foot draft, Friday at 5 P.M. in clear weather this happened. She was in tow of the AUSTRALASIA and her starboard cat-head was carried away, main and monkey rails split and two tinker-heads twisted off. The larke stock was badly wrenched and one of the flukes nearly broken off the anchor. She proceeded to Buffalo to unload. Repairs will be made.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, June 1, 1885

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Schooner HOMER D. ALVERSON. U.S. No. 95847. Of 760.91 tons gross; 722.87 tons net. Built 1885 at Port Huron, Mich. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 195.8 x 35.5 x 14.5
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1886

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Homer D. Alverson (Schooner), U95847, collision, 28 May 1885