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Huron (Ferry), collision, 8 Sep 1890


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COLLISIONS NEAR PORT HURON.
      A stearner Crashes Into and Sinks a Schooner.
      Another Steamer, Trying to Avoid the Wreck, Collides With a Ferry.
      Early yesterday morning the steamer B. W. Blanchard was towing the large lake schooner MI. E. TREMBLE near Port Huron. The steamer and schooner met the steambarge W. L. WETMORE. Signals to pass to starboard were exchanged. The steamers passed each other, but the WETMORE and TREMBLE approached each other and collided with a fearful shock. The schooner sank at once. All of the crew escaped but William
McMaugh of Kingston, who went down with the vessel. The WETMORE was damaged considerably. Her bows were smasbed and she is leaking. The TREMBLE is insured for $23.571. She was one of the largest schooners afloat in the lakes.
      The steamer R. P. RANNEY and tow, the schooner JOHN MARTIN, were following the BLANCHARD. In trying to avoid the wreck the RANNEY struck the Grand Trunk Ferry HURON and was damaged extensively.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 9, 1890


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1890
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22247
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Huron (Ferry), collision, 8 Sep 1890