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United Empire (Propeller), C80776, collision, 20 Oct 1885

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Milwaukee, Oct. 27.- The schooner H.M. SCOVE returned today from Bar Island with a cargo of stone, after a trip of forty-five days. The delay was caused by her collision with the propeller UNITED EMPIRE, whose owners will be asked to pay her damages, ammounting to $2,200.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 29, 1885

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      Schooner H.M. SCOVE, of Milwaukee and of 305 tons; built 1873. On October 20, 1885 was in collision in mid-lake Lake Superior, cargo of stone. Value of partial loss $2,200.
      Partial Losses on the Lakes, 1885
      Cleveland Leader
      December 7, 1885

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      Schooner H.M. SCOVE, of Milwaukee, built 1873 and of 305 tons, owned by Stamm. Vessel collided on Lake Superior [mid-lake] with a partial loss of $2,200. Date of collision, October 20, 1885.
      Wreck Report for 1885
      Marine Record
      December 24, 1885

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Steam screw UNITED EMPIRE. Official Canada No. 80776. Of 1961 gross tons; 1296 tons reg. Built at Sarnia, Ont., in 1882. Home port, Sarnia, Ont. 258.8 x 36.0 x 15.0
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada, on Dec. 31, 1886

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Remarks: Uninjured ?
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00011 Longitude: -76.98274
William R. McNeil
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United Empire (Propeller), C80776, collision, 20 Oct 1885