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Mary Walker (Canal Boat), collision, 1 Oct 1883


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A DISASTROUS COLLISION.
It must be confessed that canalboats lie about the harbor in all sorts of shapes and in all sorts of places. Another of them fell victim to a crushing yesterday, this time the MARY WALKER. Two of the best tugs in the harbor, officered by two of about the most careful tugmen, were towing the monster steamship JOHN B. LYON, stern first, through Collision Bend, in the South Branch. The LYON gave the MARY WALKER a rub and in less time than it takes to tell of it the unfortunate MARY was all crushed up like a silk hat under a fat lady. From the descriptions given of the appearance of MARY after the accident, it is not likely that she is any more good. As to the responsibility for the disaster, deponent saith not. Exit MARY WALKER.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, October, 1883
     


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Clippings
Notes:
Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1883
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24271
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Mary Walker (Canal Boat), collision, 1 Oct 1883