The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Nebraska (Propeller), collision, 29 Jul 1886

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The JOSEPH M. ENRIGHT was run down by the propeller NEBRASKA early yesterday morning and sunk at the entrance to the ship canal. The NEBRASKA went ahead without stopping to inquire about the damage, and passed Detroit at 5:30 A. M., bound for Buffalo. It was thought that two sailors on board the ENRIGHT were drowned, but they scrambled ashore, one with a crippled leg. Miller & Lewis, owners, of Bay City, will hold the NEBRASKA responsible. The tug HERCULES went to the wreck yesterday afternoon.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Friday, July 30, 1886

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      The scow ENRIGHT, which sustained serious damage by collision and afterward sunk, was yesterday dismantled and most of her outfit in order to tow her to this city without sinking. The tug HERCULES came down from the Flats in the sfternoon for a lighter to assist in raising her and returned again to the wreck.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Saturday, July 31, 1886

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      Regarding the ENRIGHT - NEBRASKA collision, in which the ENRIGHT was sunk, the Captain and crew of the NEBRASKA claim that the ENRIGHT changed her position
and ran directly across the NEBRASKA's bows, and was so close it was impossible for the NEBRASKA to avoid the collision. They further state that the NEBRASKA is damaged, and will look to the owners of the scow to pay expense of repairs.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Sunday, August 1, 1886

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William R. McNeil
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Nebraska (Propeller), collision, 29 Jul 1886