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Wissahickon (Propeller), U80598, collision, 1880


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The owner of the schooner J. & A. STRONACH has filed a libel in the United States Court at Chicago for $8,163.89 as damages against the propeller WISSAHICKON. The owner of the STRONACH asserts that his vessel was compelled to make the South Manitou Harbor last fall in consequence of a heavy southwest gale. He managed to get out a couple of anchors, when the WISSAHICKON steamed down upon him, causing him to take in his big anchor, and struck the STROMACH in such a manner as to do considerable injury. The vessel's small anchor proved insufficient to hold her, and the captain had to run her ashore and scuttle the craft. It cost $3,533.89 to release the STROMACH and $2,440.50 for repairs. In addition to this the owner claims $2,200 demurrage.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, August 8, 1881



Steam screw WISSAHICKON. U. S. No. 80598. Of 1,619.53 tons gross; 1,423.37 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y. 1876. Home port, Erie, Pa.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1880
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Local identifier:
McN.W.21917
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Wissahickon (Propeller), U80598, collision, 1880