The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
David W. Rust (Propeller), collision, 29 Apr 1886

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The propeller D.W. RUST ran into the barge BRIGHTIE which was lying at the pier near the mouth of the Creek last evening. The RUST struck the barge on the starboard bow, cutting her down to the water's edge and making a bill of at least $400, for her owners to pay. The accident, it is said, was not due to bad seamanship but to the strength of the current at this point which sheered the RUST from her course, and in spite of all her officers could do, caused the collision. It is said the BRIGHTIE tied up at a very improper and dangerous place. She is coal laden. Her injuries are being repaired at Mills Dry Dock.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 30, 1886

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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David W. Rust (Propeller), collision, 29 Apr 1886