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Joseph S. Fay (Propeller), U75315, collision, 1880

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Detroit Free Press. -- Last summer the steambarge J. S. FAY, ran into and sunk the steambarge ONTONAGON as the latter was leaving the wharf at Port Huron. The case was tried Thursday before Judge Brown, Commander Watson, of the lighthouse department, and Captain Joseph Nicholson, acting as Trinity masters. It was decided that the FAY was in fault, and Commissioner Davis was appointed to compute the damage.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, May 23, 1881

Steam screw JOSEPH S. FAY. U. S. No. 75315. Of 1,220 tons gross; 1,110 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1871. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 215.6 x 33.6 x 14.8 Freight service. Crew of 14. Of 575 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Joseph S. Fay (Propeller), U75315, collision, 1880