The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Asia (Propeller), collision, 3 Sep 1875

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The Canadian propeller ASIA had a collision with the schooner LEVI RAWSON, making a hole in the schooner about the size of a barn door. The schooner was towed through to Detroit for repairs. The RAWSON was loaded with staves from Green Bay, bound for Buffalo. The accident occurred opposite Fort Gratiot.
      The Daily Globe, Toronto
      Tuesday, September 7, 1875

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      The captain of the LEVI RAWSON, which vessel was damaged by the propeller ASIA on Friday last, called here on Saturday to protest. His version of the affair, as sworn and subscribed to, is that immediately after entering the St. Clair River from Lake Huron his vessel, being the fifth and last in tow of the tug QUAYLE, was struck by the ASIA when nearly opposite Fort Gratiot, the steamer being outward bound. That before the collision, and on the steamers near approach, she was hailed by the captain of the tug to keep away, the captain of the steamer responding that he could take care of his own craft, when immediately after came the crash. The RAWSON is damaged to the extent of some $2,000 or upwards. The ASIA kept on her course unharmed, and was enroute to Lake Superior. - Detroit, September 6.
      The Daily Globe, Toronto
      Wednesday, September 8, 1875

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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William R. McNeil
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Asia (Propeller), collision, 3 Sep 1875