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G. S. Hazard (Bark), struck bridge, 15 Sep 1876

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COLLISION. --A special dispatch from East Saginaw, Friday night, says: The bark G. S. HAZARD, bound for Chicago with 600,000 feet of lumber on board, in tow of the tug ANNIE MOILES, going down the river at 4:30 this afternoon, collided with the second span of the Flint & Pere Marquette Railway bridge, doing a large amount of damage. The concussion carried away her jibboon, bowsprit, jibstay, fortop mainstay, martingale, bobstay, and her figure-head, and she now lies hard on with her nose fastened in the timbers of the bridge. Her wire stays forward were also snapped off like thread. The damage is estimated at $1,000. The bridge is also damaged to the extent of $1,000, and trains will be temporarily stopped from crossing.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, September 19, 1876

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Reason: struck bridge
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.41947 Longitude: -83.95081
William R. McNeil
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G. S. Hazard (Bark), struck bridge, 15 Sep 1876