The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Joseph (Propeller), collision, 3 Oct 1875

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A dispatch was received at the Detroit Tug Association offices, on Monday from Sand Beach, signed Geo. McEwen, schooner AMSDEN, stating that an unknown propeller collided with the schooner ANSDEM about two o'clock Sunday morning. The propeller was bound down and the schooner bound up. Word was also received at the office of the propeller ST. JOSEPH that a schooner, supposed to be the AMSDEN, had run foul of them near Sand Beach, and claiming that the fault lay with the schooner. Fortunately they struck quartering and glanced off without doing very serious injury to either vessel, though the propeller received something of a raking from the schooners anchor. The ST. JOSEPH having on board quite a number of passengers, this narrow escape may be considered extremely fortunate.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Thursday, October 7, 1875

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.84168 Longitude: -82.6416
William R. McNeil
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St. Joseph (Propeller), collision, 3 Oct 1875