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America (Schooner), U355, collision, 1 Jun 1883

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In the harbor yesterday a serious collision occurred between the steambarge BUCKEYE and the schooner AMERICA, the latter in tow of the tug UNION. The port bow of the AMERICA was stove in, and the tug ran her back to Miller Brothers dry-dock, which she had just come out of after receiving repairs. Her damage is severe. The BUCKEYE is not damaged to any extent. The AMERICA is owned by Charnley Bros. of Chicago, and rates B 1. The BUCKEYE is owned by Eldridge, also of Chicago.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, June 1883
Schooner AMERICA. U. S. 355. Of 270.74 tons gross; 257.31 tons net. Built Clatyon, N.Y., 1849. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 138.5 x 26.0 x 9.9.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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America (Schooner), U355, collision, 1 Jun 1883