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Thomas Gawn (Schooner), U24915, collision, 28 Apr 1878

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The schooner THOMAS GAWN, towed by a tug, collided with the schooner CLARA PARKER in the river yesterday. The GAWN lost her jibboom, but continued on to Port Huron in tow of the tug, where she will be repaired and then go on to Chicago.
      Cleveland herald
      April 29, 1878

Port Huron, April 30. -- The schooner THOMAS GAWN carried away her jibboom coming out of Cleveland, and is receiving a new one at this port.
      Cleveland Herald
      May 1, 1878
The tug FLORENCE returned to this port on Saturday with the outfit of the schooner THOMAS GAWN, which was dismasted last season and is being refitted by Upson, Walton & Co.
      Cleveland Herald
      March 18, 1878
Schooner THOMAS GAWN. U. S. No. 24915. Of 549.96 tons gross; 522.46 tons net. Built Black River, O., 1872. Home port, Cleveland, O.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Thomas Gawn (Schooner), U24915, collision, 28 Apr 1878