The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Scotia (Propeller), collision, 1 Oct 1875

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COLLISION OFF BAR POINT. -- About half-past seven o'clock on Monday night as the tug NIAGARA, bound up with a raft in tow, was off Bar Point, the large schooner THAYER, bound up for Chicago, ran close to the raft in which she caught her anchor chains, the night being very dark. Shortly after the American propeller SCOTIA, also bound up, ran close alongside the THAYER which struck the SCOTIA amidships, breaking the latter's rail and tearing away her smoke-stack guys and at the same time breaking off her own bowsprit and disabling her. The SCOTIA got fast on the bank after getting free of the raft and the Captain came to town and obtained the services of the tug J. P. CLARK which went out and pulled her off and brought her into this port. The CLARK then went out and brought in the THAYER. Both boats went on to Detroit on Tuesday morning for repairs.
      Amherstburg Echo
      October 29, 1875

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Reason: collision
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Scotia (Propeller), collision, 1 Oct 1875