Brightie (Barge), U2587, 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
Schooner BRIGHTIE. U. S. No. 2587. Of 600.80 tons. Built Cleveland, O., 1868. Home port, East Saginaw, Mich.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
Schooner BRIGHTIE. U. S. No. 2587. Of 600.80 tons gross; 570.76 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1868. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 182.0 x 33.2 x 13.0
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891
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- Reason: collision
Hull damage: $400
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New York, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes