The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alfred P. Wright (Tug), collision, 1 Aug 1878

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The harbor tugs A.P. WRIGHT and JAMES ASH had a collision off Point Abino Thursday morning, while after a tow. The former running into the latter on the port side and striking her a severe blow amidships, which caused her to leak. The WRIGHT passed a line to the ASH, which was towed under the point, where she shortly afterward sank alongside the dock. At the time of the collision a fireman of the WRIGHT had his left hand badly crushed, while trying to get out a fender, and may possibly lose two or three fingers. The tug BILL MORSE, with a steam pump and canvas, left the Point at 7 o'clock Friday morning to bring her to this port. The damage is estimated at $400 or $500. A suit will undoubtedly grow out of the collision, and then the blame for the accident will be properly placed. -- Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, 3rd.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      August 5, 1878

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
William R. McNeil
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Alfred P. Wright (Tug), collision, 1 Aug 1878