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Twin Sisters (Schooner), collision, 1 Aug 1903

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Cleveland, Aug. 21 - The schr. TWIN SISTERS of the Gilchrist fleet, went into the Elm St. dock yesterday in a much battered condition. Her stem was gone, also a part of the forecastle and the foremast. The damage is the result of a recent mishap in the Detroit River. The PATHFINDER, with the D.Z. NORTON in tow, was bound down. When nearly abreast of Smith's coal dock a vessel was just ahead of the PATHFINDER rounded to with no warning to
the PATHFINDER. The schr. TWIN SISTERS, bound up, was approaching at this time. The PATHFINDER, to avoid running into the vessel ahead, was compelled to round to also. The NORTON, crowding close behind, attempted to do the same thing. Both vessels struck the dock and the NORTON also fouled the TWIN SISTERS in spite of the fact that she had let go both anchors to prevent the collision.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      August 22, 1903 9-1

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Reason: collision
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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Twin Sisters (Schooner), collision, 1 Aug 1903