Storm Spirit (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Aug 1864
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Collisions on Lake Huron - Loss of the Schooner STORM SPIRIT.
The Detroit'Free Press' states that a collision, resulting in the loss of a vessel, took place on Lake Huron on Wednesday night at. about ten o'clock, under the following circumstances:- The barque CITY OF MILWAUKEE, Captain Neil Brown, bound down from Chicago with a cargo of wheat, When off Bark Shanty, on the night referred to, discovered the light of a vessel on her lee bow, and, notwithstanding every effort was made to clear the stranger, a
collision took place, resulting in sinking the latter in a few moments afterward.
The strange vessel proved to be the STORM SPIRIT, bound up, with a cargo of coal. The crew of the lost vessel were taken on board the barque and brought to this city. The damages to the barque were also severe; her stern was carried away, causing her to leak badly; also her jib-boom and portions of her head gear.
She arrived here yesterday morning, and intends prosecuting the remainder of her voyage by aid of a tug to Buffalo. The 'STORM SPIRIT was owned by Scott & Rankin, Erie; was 213 tons burthen; came out in 1856; and partially rebuilt in '61. The particulars as to insurance we did not learn.
The barque CHENANGO, bound down, and the propeller WINONA, bound up, came in contact with each other on Lake Huron, on Wednesday night. The former lost her jib-boom and portions of her headgear. The latter had some of her upper works displaced, and more or less smashed up. This collision, we learn, is attributed to the smoky weather which continues to prevail in that quarter.
Goderich Signal, Semi-Weekly
Friday, August 19, 1864
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- Reason: sunk by collision
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- William R. McNeil
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