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Guiding Star (Schooner), U85006, collision, 24 May 1876


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COLLISION OUTSIDE
      The Schooners GUIDING STAR and SPEEDWELL Damaged Two Miles off Oswego
The schooners GUIDING STAR, Capt. Hurley, with grain for Oswego, and SPEEDWELL, Capt. Cootes, for Toronto, light, collided about two miles off this port last night, the wind being westward.
The GUIDING STAR's bowsprit, jibboom and head gear were carried away and her jibs badly torn. The SPEEDWELL's main chain plates and main rigging were carried away and her mainmast split so it will have to be replaced. Her port side is stove in, and two or three frames broken, and her boat smashed. A tug picked up the GUIDING STAR and brought her into port. The SPEEDWELL worked in and made fast to the pier. The damage of the SPEEDWELL, which is owned in Toronto, is estimated at $500 to $600. The GUIDING STAR, owned by M.J. Cummings of this city, is damaged (estimated) $200 to $300.
      Oswego Palladium
      Thurs., May 25, 1876


Schooner GUIDING STAR.* U. S. No. 85006. Of 324.03 tons gross, 307.83 tons net. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1869. Home port, Oswego, N.Y.
      * Donates vessel Lost, Wrecked, or otherwise out of service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1876
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22289
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Guiding Star (Schooner), U85006, collision, 24 May 1876