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D. Ballentine (Propeller), U6768, struck bridge, 12 Jul 1875

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The prop. BALLENTINE while proceeding along the north branch of the Chicago River, Friday, came in collision with the Erie St. bridge and knocked off her stern. She immediately went into drydock.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 12, 1875 3-5

The cost of repairing the damage to the prop. BALLENTINE, which came in collision with a bridge at Chicago last friday, will be about $400.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 13, 1875 3-6

Steam screw DAVID BALLENTINE. U. S. No. 6768. Of 972.13 tons gross; 595.58 tons net. Of 800 H. P. Built Bangor, Mich, 1873. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: struck bridge
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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D. Ballentine (Propeller), U6768, struck bridge, 12 Jul 1875