The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. K. Kane (Schooner), collision, 20 Jun 1878

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Thursday night at about 11 o'clock, as the schooner E. K. KANE was sailing up Lake Erie, off Colchester, she was run into by a large three-masted schooner bound down, tearing away the bowsprit and headgear of the . Her main-boom was also broken, and her mainsail badly torn. The captain of the KANE was unable to obtain the name of the vessel, as the night was dark, and the wind blowing fresh from the northwest at the time of the disaster. The KANE arrived here Sunday and will need extensive repairs before making another trip.
      Detroit Free Press
      Wednesday, June 26, 1878

The schooner E. K. KANE is at Detroit repairing damages done her by some unknown schooner smashing into her, off Colchester, lat Thursday night.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Friday, July 5, 1878

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.98339 Longitude: -82.93314
William R. McNeil
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E. K. Kane (Schooner), collision, 20 Jun 1878