The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
C. L. Wrenn (Schooner), collision, 8 Aug 1896

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Chicago, Aug. 9. -- The schooners APPRENTICE BOY and C.L. WRENN arrived today, the former minus her headgear, bowsprit and jibboom and her bows stove in. Their masters report a collision between the two vessels between Port Washington and Milwaukee in Lake Michigan Saturday morning. The two vessels were close hauled and the APPRENTICE BOY was on a starboard tack, while the WRENN was on a port tack. The captain of the APPRENTICE BOY waited for the WRENN to give him the right of way, which he had, but the WRENN held her course and the APPRENTICE BOY struck her abreast the forerigging. The deckload of the WRENN saved her from serious damage. The APPRENTICE BOY is leaking badly.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      August 10, 1896

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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C. L. Wrenn (Schooner), collision, 8 Aug 1896