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Van Straubenzie (Schooner), C75632, collision ?, 24 Aug 1878


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A collision occurred at 9 o'clock Saturday night about thirty miles from Cheboygan, between Detour and Spectacle Reef light, between the schooner GRACE MURRAY and an unknown Canadian topsail schooner. The MURRAY was standing to eastward and the other to westward, and struck the MURRAY on the quarter, tearing away her cabin. The cook was knocked overboard and drowned, and the mate badly cut about the hand. Medical assistance was obtained at Cheboygan. The MURRAY was able to proceed to Chicago, but the whareabouts of the other schooner is not known.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      August 26, 1878


      It has been the impression that the Canadian schooner which collided with the GRACE MURRAY was the VAN STRAUBENZIE. The latter arrived here yesterday, but the fact that she was the colliding craft is not yet established, as her master has not yet been interviewed on the subject. It must not be understood that he denies it.
      The cook lost overboard at the time was Nicholas Daly, a Swede.
      The Captain of the MURRAY has entered a protest here, but it contains nothing additional.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      August 31, 1878


Bark SIR C.T. VAN STRAUBENZIE, official Canadian No. 75632. Built St. Catharines, Ont. 1875. Home port, St. Catharines. 127.7 x 26.2 x 13. Of 317 tons reg. Owned by John Williams, Toronto. Ont.
      List of Canadian Vessels, 1905
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries


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Reason: collision ?
Remarks: Uninjured
Date of Original:
1878
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McN.W.20582
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.64696 Longitude: -84.47448
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Van Straubenzie (Schooner), C75632, collision ?, 24 Aug 1878