The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chandler J. Wells (Schooner), U4274, collision, 1 May 1873

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COLLISION. - A dispatch to Captain Perew yesterday stated that the schooner C.J. WELLS collided with the schooner HAVANA of Oswego during a dense fog, between Chicago and Milwaukee, and that the WELLS ran into Milwaukee for repairs, having lost her fore and topsail yards and a small anchor. Also had her bow stove in.
      Concerning the HAVANA little is known beyond the fact that she lost her bowsprit, jibboom and head gear.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 24, 1873

Schooner CHANDLER J. WELLS. U. S. No. 4274. Of 549.29 tons gross; 521.83 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1866. Home port, Port Huron, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Chandler J. Wells (Schooner), U4274, collision, 1 May 1873