The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Erastus Corning (Schooner), U7329, sunk by collision, 1 Jul 1884

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin : Interesting litigation is likely to grow out of the recent loss of the schooner Erastus Corning near Poverty Island, Lake Michigan while in tow of the steamer Roumania. The underwriters' agencies- David Vance and Co. Of this city, representing $3,000 and Smith and Davis of Buffalo $7000- expenses a willingness to pay the insurance on the Corning's hull without litigation, but the Messrs. Chilson of Lorain, O. who owned the vessel, asked to be remunerated for their uninsured interest and damage resulting from the disaster. And as the owners of the Roumania refuses to accommodate them will test the merits of their claim in court. The propose to show that the mishap would not have occurred had the steamer followed the usual course through Poverty Island Passage. The amount of their claim will probably be $10,000 and a long and bitter contest is anticipated.
      Oswego Palladium
      July 15, 1884
NOTE:-- The ERASUTS CORNING is still listed in 1889

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.52749 Longitude: -86.66457
William R. McNeil
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Erastus Corning (Schooner), U7329, sunk by collision, 1 Jul 1884