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Jane Ralston (Schooner), U12790, collision, 13 Oct 1876

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The collision between the schr. JANE RALSTON and the prop. EMPIRE STATE occurred off Middle Island, Lake Huron, while the RALSTON was lying at anchor. the night was dark and it was blowing a gale. The propeller struck her on the flat of her stern, about 2 ft. from her starboard davit, cutting her boat into splinters and going into the vessel about 5 ft., breaking her davit and giving her a general shake up. The vessel was at once picked up by the propeller and towed to Detroit, where she will be repaired and then proceed on her voyage. She was loaded with pine lumber and bound for the lower lakes.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 13, 1876 3-5

Schooner JANE RALSTON. U. S. No. 12790. Of 260.54 tons gross. Home port, Gibralter, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.19251 Longitude: -83.3272
William R. McNeil
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Jane Ralston (Schooner), U12790, collision, 13 Oct 1876