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C. Harrison (Schooner), U4569, collision, 8 Aug 1868

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The propeller JACOB BERTSCHY, while lying in Muskegon River, near the harbor, on Saturday, was run into by the schooner C. HARRISON and the brig CITY OF ERIE. The former struck the BERTSCHY on the starboard bow and carried away a portion of her rail and bulwarks, besides letting daylight through the roof of her pilot house. The brig carried away a small portion of the propellers hurricane deck on the starboard quarters. Both vessels lost their jibbooms and head gear.
      Chicago Tribune
      Tuesday, August 11, 1868
Schooner C. HARRISON. U. S. No. 4569. Of 137 tons gross; 130 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1854. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 93.9 x 23.9 x 8.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.23418 Longitude: -86.24839
William R. McNeil
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C. Harrison (Schooner), U4569, collision, 8 Aug 1868