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Colonel Ellsworth (Schooner), U4354, sunk by collision, 2 Sep 1896

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The schooner COL. ELLSWORTH, bound down light, collided with the schooner EMILY MAXWELL, loaded with alabastine for Chicago at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning off Waugoshance. The ELLSWORTH sank in 30 minutes. The crew was saved by the MAXWELL.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, September 3, 1896
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      The spars of the schooner COL. ELLSWORTH, sunk near Waugoshance, are still attached to the wreck and a menace to passing vessels. One large spar, hanging top-end down, floats with about ten feet out of the water at such an angle as to endanger the hull of any vessel that might strike it end on.
      A floating spar attached to a wreck is reported in Lake Erie, about ten miles north of Dunkirk. Four feet of the spar projects from the water.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      July 22, 1897

Schooner COL. ELLSWORTH. U. S. No. 4354. Of 318.95 tons gross; 303.01 tons net. Built at Euclid, Ohio, in 1861. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 137.8 x 26.0 x 11.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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Reason: sunk by collision
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William R. McNeil
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Colonel Ellsworth (Schooner), U4354, sunk by collision, 2 Sep 1896