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Mary (Schooner), C-------, sunk by collision, 7 Oct 1895

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      Schooners ITASCA and St. MARY Run Down By The PARK FOSTER And Sunk.
      Detroit, Oct. 7. - As the result of a collision which occurred in the Northeast Bend at the St. Clair Flats the schooner ITASCA lies at the bottom of the St. Clair River and the schooner St. MARY lies on her beam ends, sunk in shallow water. The schooner were bound up in tow of the Canadian tug KITTIE HAIGHT when they were run down by the propeller PARK FOSTER, bound down. The collision resulted from a misunderstanding of signals.
      The propeller crashed into the ITASCA on her starboard quarter, staving her in so that she sank immediately. The MARY was close behind and she received a glancing blow on her port side amidships that threw her over towards the American shore and capsized her. She sank, but the force of the blow threw her into a shallow part of the stream. The crews were rescued.

      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, October 7, 1895
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      The schooners ITASCA and MARY in tow of the tug KITTIE HAIGHT, was run down by the propeller PARKS FOSTER just above Muir's Landing late Saturday afternoon. The ITASCA lies in 40 feet of water with a hole stove in her and the MARY lies on her beam ends in shallow water just below her. The ITASCA was coal laden.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 7, 1895

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The schooner MARY is sunk in Southeast Bend of the St. Clair River after a collision with the PARKS FOSTER a few weeks ago.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, December 6, 1895

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Capt. Jex of Toledo has been awarded the contract by the U. S. Government for getting the schooner MARY out of the way. She was sunk last fall in the St. Clair River by collision.
      Marine record
      Feburary 27, 1896
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      A tug with a lighter has begun raising the schooner MARY, which was sunk by the steamer PARKS FOSTER at the Southeast Bend of St. Clair River last fall.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      May 27, 1896
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Schooner MARY of Port Stanley. Of 232 tons reg. Stranded St. Clair River October 5, 1895. Total loss
      Dept. of Transport [canada]
      Casualty List

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Schooner MARY. [no Canadian number] Of 252 tons register. Built at St. Catharines, Ont., in 1868. Home port, Port Stanley, Ont. 113.9 x 22.1 x 10.6 Owned by J. McBeth of London, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Mary (Schooner), C-------, sunk by collision, 7 Oct 1895