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Wissahickon (Propeller), U80598, collision, 29 Oct 1877

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Early Monday morning the propeller WISSAHICKON backed into the schooner J.V. JONES, in the South Branch, at Chicago, tearing away the formers jibboom, bow-sprit, head-gear, catheads, and anchor stock and otherwise seriously injuring her forward. The wood-work of the propeller was slightly damaged. The schooner was being towed up by the tug BURTON at the time of the accident.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 1, 1877

Steam screw WISSAHICKON. U. S. No. 80598. Of 1,619.53 tons gross; 1,423.37 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y. 1876. Home port, Erie, Pa.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
      WISSAHICKON.* Built June 1, 1876 Package freight prop. - Wood
U. S. No. 80598 1619 gt -1423 nt 238' x 35' x 14'
* Renamed (b) WASAGA - Can -1907 (C 117084)
Burned November 6, 1910, at Copper Harbor, Mich., Lake Superior.
      Buffalo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great lakes Marine Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Wissahickon (Propeller), U80598, collision, 29 Oct 1877