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Falmouth (Schooner), U24984, collision, 1880

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      The Results of the Collision
      [The Milwaukee Sentinel has the following
The schooner NARRAGANSETT, run into early Tuesday morning off Port Washington by the schooner FALMOUTH, discharged her cargo yesterday at the Northwestern Marine Elevator, and was towed to Wolf & Davidson's yard for repairs. Only eighty bushels of wheat proved to be damaged, which is surprising, as the vessel is cut down twelve planks. She also has several frames broken, her deck is started and raised an inch or two, and she requires about thirteen new stanchions and a new rail and stringer from the forward timber heads to some distance aft of the forerigging. Speaking of the collision, Captain Reibolt says the NARRAGANSETT was running free and headed north-north east, while the FALMOUTH was on the starboard tack, heading about south. As soon as the FALMOUTH was discovered, almost dead ahead, the Narragansett's helm was put hard down, for the purpose of going to windward and passing under her stern. A similar move must have been made on the FALMOUTH, in the hope of avoiding the collision, as she struck the NARRAGANSETT at the second chain-plate of her fore-rigging, her jibboom grazing the Narragansett's foremast and going through and ruining her staysail.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, 1880

Schooner TURNER AND KELLER.* U. S. No. 24984. Of 234 gross tons. Built Manitowoc, Wis., 1873.
      * Renamed FALMOUTH - U. S. - 1879
      Herman Runge List

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.38722 Longitude: -87.87564
William R. McNeil
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Falmouth (Schooner), U24984, collision, 1880