The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of Maples (Propeller), collision, 1 Apr 1893


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MAPLES NOT AT FAULT.
      Chicago, June 27. -- In the United States District Court this morning the steamer CITY OF MAPLES was found not to be at fault for sinking the schooner CITY OF SHEBOYGAN at the mouth of the Chicago harbor in the great storm of April 1893. The Court held that the accident was an unavoidable one and that if any one were at fault it lay with the schooner in taking a position directly in the lee of the steamer in such a storm. The NAPLES came in light and tied up in the east arm of the breakwater extending south from Light House Slip. Soon after the CITY OF SHEBOYGAN, laden with corn, tied up at the dock on the opposite side of the slip. At the height of the gale the lines of the NAPLES were snapped and she drifted into the schooner sinking her instantly. John Hart, owner of the schooner, libeled the NAPLES for $7,340. The costs of the suit are assessed against the libelant. The CITY OF NAPLES is owned by the Gilchrist's of Cleveland and was represented by Charles E. Kremer.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      June 27, 1895


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1893
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22670
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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City of Maples (Propeller), collision, 1 Apr 1893