Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John A. Dix (Steamboat), U75440, collision, 1 Sep 1873
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At the time of the collision of the prop. RUSSIA and stm. JOHN DIX Friday morning, one of the barges, the HERSCHEL, in tow of the latter, broke loose and attempted to sail through to this port. On arriving near Pt au Pelee, during the night following, she run ashore near the Dummy, and soon after commenced leaking. She is laden with 14,568 bu. wheat from Chicago.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 16, 1873 3-5

The damage sustained by the prop. RUSSIA in consequence of the collision with the JOHN A. DIX are said to be about $3,000. Repairs will be made on her arrival here.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 19, 1873 3-5

Steam paddle JOHN A. DIX. U. S. No. 75440. Of 529.61 tons gross; 310.35 tons net. Built Tonawanda, N.Y. 1865. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 172.8 x 27.6 x 10.9 Of 300 Nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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John A. Dix (Steamboat), U75440, collision, 1 Sep 1873