The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., Nov. 20, 1872

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A COLLISION OF STEAM TUGS. - Last night bout half past six o'clock the steam tugs Crusader and Maria Melvin came in collision in the harbor between the plaster mill dock and he coal dock, on the opposite side of the river, both sustaining damages which will prevent them from running for some little time. When the collision took place, the Melvin was going down the river and the Crusader coming up, each having the right side.

The Crusader struck the Melvin on the port bow, about two feet forward of the wheel house, cutting her through, nearly down to the water mark, crushing through the oak plank, fender, plank shive and frames, and receiving damage to her own bow by twisting her stem out of line. Captain hart, of the Melvin, fearful his boat would skink, ran her down the inside of the west pier into shoal water and forced her on the bottom, where she now lies.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., Nov. 20, 1872